James F. Hughes

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James F. Hughes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935
Preceded by Gerald J. Boileau
Succeeded by George J. Schneider
Personal details
Born (1883-08-07)August 7, 1883
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Died August 9, 1940(1940-08-09) (aged 57)
Rochester, Minnesota
Political party Democratic

James Frederic Hughes (August 7, 1883 – August 9, 1940) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.

Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Hughes graduated from West Green Bay High School in 1901. After moving to De Pere, Wisconsin in 1901, he was employed as a salesman. He was a member of the De Pere Board of Education from 1914 to 1937). A delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1920 and 1928, he was a member of the Democratic State central committee (1920–1924) and chaired the eighth Wisconsin Democratic congressional committee (1928–1932).

Hughes was elected as a member of the Democratic Party to the 73rd Congress (March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935), but chose not to seek renomination in 1934, resuming a post as sales manager in De Pere, Wisconsin. While in congress, he represented Wisconsin's 8th congressional district. He died in a hospital at Rochester, Minnesota, on August 9, 1940[1] and was interred at Cady Cemetery in Lawrence, near De Pere.


  1. ^ "Postmasters to Attend Funeral of Benefactor". Oshkosh Daily Northwestern. August 12, 1940. p. 16. Retrieved March 31, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Gerald J. Boileau
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1933 - January 3, 1935
Succeeded by
George J. Schneider