|Around the Capital (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives|
HUGHES, James Anthony, a Representative from West Virginia; born near Corunna, Ontario,
Canada, February 27, 1861; attended the public schools; graduated from Duffs
Business College, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1875; bank messenger; traveling salesman;
businessman; member of the Kentucky state house of representatives, 1888-1890;
member of the West Virginia state senate, 1894-1898; delegate to all the
Republican National Conventions from 1892-1924; postmaster of Huntington, W.
Va., 1896-1900; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh and to the six
succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1915); chair, Committee on
Expenditures on Public Buildings (Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses);
chair, Committee on Accounts (Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses); was not a
candidate for renomination to the Sixty-fourth Congress in 1914; elected as
Republican to the Seventieth and Seventy-first Congresses (March 4, 1927-March
2, 1930); died on March 2, 1930, in Marion, Ohio; interment in Spring Hill
Cemetery, Huntington, W.Va.