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Richard J. Hughes

AKA Richard Joseph Hughes

Born: 10-Aug-1909
Birthplace: Florence Township, NJ
Died: 7-Dec-1992
Location of death: Boca Raton, FL
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, St. Mary's Cemetery, Trenton, NJ

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician, Judge
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of New Jersey, 1962-70

Father: Richard Paul Hughes (insurance broker, civil service officer)
Mother: Veronica Gallagher
Wife: Miriam McGrory (m. 1934, d. 1950, three sons, one daughter)
Wife: Elizabeth Sullivan Murphy (one daughter, two sons)
Son: Brian M. Hughes (politician)

    High School: Cathedral High School, Trenton, NJ
    University: St. Charles College, Catonsville, MD
    University: St. Joseph's College, Philadelphia
    Law School: LLB, New Jersey Law School (1931)

    New Jersey State Supreme Court Chief Justice (1973-79)
    Governor of New Jersey (16-Jan-1962 to 20-Jan-1970)
    New Jersey State Official Superior Court Judge (1952-61)
    New Jersey State Official Mercer County Court Judge (1948-52)
    American Bar Association
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Knights of Columbus
    New Jersey State Bar Association 1932
    Young Democrats New Jersey President
    Sued by the ACLU (9-Aug-1967)


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