Isaac F. Hughes
- Not to be confused with William M. Hughes, council member in 1927 to 1929.
|Isaac F. Hughes|
|Born||Isaac Fremont Hughes
July 29, 1861
Paulsboro, New Jersey, United States
|Died||January 18, 1931
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Other names||I.F. Hughes|
|Occupation||Miller, grocer, businessman|
|Known for||City Councilman
|Spouse(s)||Sarah Elizabeth Griffitts|
|Children||Herbert Franklyn Hughes
Earl Everett Hughes
Ray Albert Hughes
Faye Emma Hughes Brown
Isaac Lester Hughes
|Parent(s)||William Madora Hughes
Sarah S. Abrams
Isaac F. Hughes, known as I.F. Hughes, (1861–1931) was a miller, a grocer and a businessman who was the first representative of Los Angeles City Council District 3 after a new city charter went into effect in 1925. He served for two years, until 1927.
Hughes was born on July 29, 1861, in Paulsboro, New Jersey, and was brought up on a farm in Lawrence, Kansas. His father was William Madora Hughes (February 14, 1809 - March 12, 1876) and his mother was Sarah S. Abrams (January 19, 1819 - April 2, 1898). At age 18 he began work in a flour mill and continued as a miller and in the grocery business for the next 27 years. He was a member of the city council in Lawrence for four years and a county commissioner in Douglas County for six. He was married to Sarah Elizabeth Griffitts (August 17, 1862 - June 1, 1938) on October 17, 1881 in Trenton, Missouri. Their children were Herbert Franklyn (November 2, 1883 - June 16, 1962), Earl Everett (December 19, 1885 - December 24, 1915), Ray Albert (December 15, 1895 - December 7, 1976), Faye Emma (Mrs. Frank E. Smith and later Mrs. Arthur G. Brown) (December 15, 1895 - June 2, 1975) and Isaac Lester (May 5, 1902 - May 29, 1971).
He moved to Los Angeles in 1906 and was proprietor for fourteen years of a grocery at Washington and Arlington Streets. Upon retirement in 1923, Hughes was appointed to the Recreation and Playground Commission, where he devoted his efforts to developing the Queen Anne Playground. His wife recalled in an interview that playgrounds were his hobby and that he visited them in many parts of the country. He was a Republican, a Methodist, a Mason and a member of the City Club. He died January 17, 1931, at his home, 1223 South Orange Drive, Los Angeles.
In 1925 the 3rd District lay mostly south of the Santa Monica Mountains east of Sawtelle, with its eastern boundary at Western Avenue, and its southern boundary running along Washington Boulevard to embrace the Palms area. It included the Los Angeles Country Club and the Sawtelle district, and all the Santa Monica Mountains west of Sawtelle to the Ventura County line, including Pacific Palisades and Topanga Canyon.
Hughes was chosen over Edwin O. Loucks in the June 1925 election, 4,981 votes to 2,661.
- Los Angeles Public Library interview with his wife
- Los Angeles Public Library file on Hughes
- Bing map
- Information and a map
- "First Map Showing City Council's Districts," Los Angeles Times, January 16, 1925, page 1
Library card required
- "Gas Grabs, Parrot Councilmen Lose," Los Angeles Times, June 8, 1927, page 1
Library card required
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