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HUGHES, Charles Evans (1862 – 1948)

Price: $150.00


American statesman, politician, academic, and jurist who served as the 11th chief justice of the United States (1930-41). A member of the Republican Party, he previously was the 36th governor of New York (1907-10), an associate justice of the Supreme Court (1910-16), and the 44th US Secretary of State (1921-25).  As the Republican nominee in the 1916 presidential election, Hughes lost narrowly to Woodrow Wilson.

TLS – Typewritten Letter Signed, one page, December 1923. Replies to a congratulatory message from Augusto Mendes Leal, Portugese charge d’affaires ad interim in Wash, DC. Excellent condition. Reads:  I cordially appreciate your telegram of greeting and send my best wishes for a Most Happy New Year.

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