Button, Charles Hughes, 1916

Button, Charles Hughes, 1916

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Charles Hughes was the 1916 Republican candidate for president. A former governor of New York, Hughes had been appointed to the United States Supreme Court in 1910. He resigned his seat after receiving the Republican Party’s nomination, the last Supreme Court justice to resign to run for elected office. He was also endorsed by the Progressive (Bull Moose) Party when Theodore Roosevelt declined to run again as a third-party candidate. Four years after losing a very close election to the Democratic incumbent President Woodrow Wilson, Hughes served as Secretary of State under President Warren G. Harding. In 1930, Hughes returned to the Supreme Court when he was appointed Chief Justice by President Herbert Hoover.
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American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
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