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JAMES WATSON HUGHES


 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1883-1884 Democrat
 Counties   Bedford

Biography

11/16/1835 - 02/04/1912

HUGHES, James Watson, a Representative from Bedford County; born, November 16, 1835 in Turbett Township, Juniata County, Pa.; attended, Cassville Seminary, Huntingdon County, Pa.; blacksmith; teacher; principal, Allegheny Seminary (8 years); principal, Everett schools; superintendent, Bedford County Public Schools (1875-1881); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1883 term; appointed, Joint Committee to Investigate Pennsylvania Soldiers’ Orphan Schools (1883); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1884); professor, Cumberland Valley State Normal School (now Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania); died, February 4, 1912 in Everett, Bedford County, Pennsylvania; interred, Everett Cemetery, Everett, Bedford County, Pennsylvania.