Matthew F. McHugh

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Matthew F. McHugh
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 28th district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993
Preceded by Samuel S. Stratton
Succeeded by Louise Slaughter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 27th district
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1983
Preceded by Howard W. Robison
Succeeded by George C. Wortley
Personal details
Born (1938-12-06) December 6, 1938 (age 76)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Mount St. Mary's University, Villanova University School of Law
Occupation lawyer, cnsultant

Matthew Francis McHugh (born December 6, 1938) is a former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

McHugh was born in Philadelphia, but spent most of his adult life in New York. He attended Brooklyn Technical High School and Mount St. Mary's University, from which he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1960. He then attended the Villanova University School of Law, earning his Juris Doctor in 1963.

After several years of private practice in Ithaca, New York, he became the district attorney of Tompkins County from 1969 until 1972. For the next two years, he was a member of the state Democratic Committee.

McHugh was elected to Congress in 1974 and served from January 3, 1975 until January 3, 1993. Although he was an avid civil rights supporter and member of the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, McHugh was known for his bipartisanship. McHugh was a member of the House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families[1] during his final ten years in Congress. He had previously served on the Veterans' Affairs, Agricultural, and Interior Committees.

The 1992 redistricting eliminated three seats in New York, and his district was apportioned among several others, including the 26th. He chose not to run against incumbent Maurice Hinchey in a primary for the Democratic nomination in the 26th, and retired at the end of his term in 1993.

McHugh is currently a resident of Falls Church, Virginia. After retiring from the House, he originally worked as the vice president of Cornell University. He is employed by the World Bank.[citation needed] He also serves on the board of directors of free-enterprise advisory services firm, FTI Consulting.[2]


  1. ^ Children, youth, and families: Beginning the assessment. Hearing before the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families; House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session, United States House of Representatives, Washington, DC, 28 April 1984, Original document retrieved 19 January 2014 from ERIC at Institution of Education Sciences.
  2. ^ Board of Directors of FTI Consulting

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Howard W. Robison
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 27th congressional district

Succeeded by
George C. Wortley
Preceded by
Samuel S. Stratton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 28th congressional district

Succeeded by
Louise Slaughter