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HUGHES, James Frederic

1883–1940

Biography

HUGHES, James Frederic, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Green Bay, Brown County, Wis., August 7, 1883; attended the public schools and was graduated from West Green Bay High School in 1901; moved to De Pere, Brown County, Wis., in 1901 and was employed as a salesman; member of the De Pere Board of Education 1914-1937; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1920 and 1928; member of the Democratic State central committee 1920-1924; served as chairman of the eighth Wisconsin Democratic congressional committee 1928-1932; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); was not a candidate for renomination in 1934; resumed his former pursuits as sales manager in De Pere, Wis.; died in a hospital at Rochester, Minn., August 9, 1940; interment in Cady Cemetery, Lawrence, near De Pere, Wis.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Wisconsin Historical Society
Archives Division

Madison, WI
Papers: ca. 1932-1940, 0.1 cubic foot. The papers of James Frederic Hughes include correspondence and telegrams, primarily from others in public office, two speeches including one attacking the formation of the Progressive Party, and condolence correspondence on his death.
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