Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Harry R. Hughes
MSA SC 3520-1488

Governor of Maryland, 1979-1987 (Democrat)

Born:   November 13, 19261
FatherJonathan Longfellow Hughes2
MotherHelen Roe Hughes3
EducationUniversity of Maryland, B.S., 1949; George Washington University School of Law, LL.B, 19524
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal, Christ Episcopal Church, Denton5
Marriage1951 to Patricia M. Donoho6
ChildrenAnn Donoho and Elizabeth Roe7
Military Service:  U.S. Navy Air Corps, 1944-19458
Positions held:
           Professional baseball player, New York Yankees' Easton Farm Club and Federalsburg Independent Team
            Admitted to the bar, 1952
            Law practice, Denton, Maryland
            Maryland House of Delegates, Caroline County, 1955-1958
            Maryland Senate, Caroline County, 1959-1966, 1967-1970
            Majority floor leader, Maryland Senate, 1965-1970
            Chair, Maryland Democratic Party, 1969-1970
            Secretary, Department of Transportation, 1970-1977 (resigned)
            Partner, Miles & Stockbridge, Baltimore, 1977
            Governor of Maryland, 1979-19879

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