HUGHES, Charles James, Jr. (1853-1911)

HUGHES, CHARLES JAMES, JR., a Senator from Colorado; born in Kingston, Caldwell County, Mo., February 16, 1853; attended the common schools; graduated from Richmond (Mo.) College in 1871 and from the law department of the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1873; admitted to the bar in 1877 and commenced practice at Richmond, Mo.; moved to Denver, Colo., in 1879; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1900; professor of mining law in the law school of the University of Denver, Colorado, and Harvard University; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1909, until his death in Denver, Colo., January 11, 1911; interment in Fairmont Cemetery.

Colorado Historical Society
Denver, CO
Papers: 3 linear feet. Includes congressional, business, and personal correspondence; scrapbooks; clippings; and memorabilia.

Denver Public Library
Western History Department
Denver, CO
Papers: 1894-1902. 2 letters and photographs. Also 35 letters in the Eben Smith collection.

University of Colorado Libraries
Boulder, CO
Papers: Correspondence (1910) in Telepost Bill collection.

  • U.S. Congress. Charles J. Hughes, Jr. (Late a Senator from Colorado). Memorial Addresses. 61st Cong., 3d sess., 1910-1911. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1911.