Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Patricia Donoho Hughes (1930-2010)
MSA SC 3520-2296
First Lady of Maryland, 1979-1987


Newspaper/Magazine Articles -

"Win leaves Mrs. Hughes tired, proud." The Baltimore Sun, 14 September 1978.

The Baltimore Sun, 17 January 1979.

"Mrs. Hughes considers mansion just a big house." The Baltimore Sun, 4 February 1979.

"How to tastefully decorate a mansion - without a budget." The Baltimore Sun, 14 March 1979.

The Baltimore Sun, 29 May 1979.

The Baltimore Evening Sun, 8 November 1979.

The Baltimore Evening Sun, 24 December 1979.

The Baltimore Sun, 26 December 1979. - Opening of the Empire Parlour room.

The Washington Post, 27 January 1980.

"Living on the cheap side does little for state or national pride." The Baltimore Sun, 3 March 1981.

"Mrs. Hughes drops bid to buy new china," The Evening Capital, 4 March 1981.

"Governor's aide gives Government House side." The News American, 4 March 1981.

"Mansion $$." The Evening Capital, 17 March 1981.

The Baltimore Sun, 21 June 1981.

"Maryland's China Policy Rattles a Few Teacups." The Washington Post, 28 October 1981.

The Baltimore Sun, 16 February 1983.

"Victorian style returns to home of Md. governors." The Baltimore Sun, 17 February 1983 - Opening of the Victorian Parlour room.

The Washington Post, 5 June 1983.

"Government House: Recounting History Room by Room." The Washington Post Home Section, 29 August 1985.

"Mrs. Hughes Leaves Mark in Md." The Daily Times (Salisbury), 27 October 1985.

"Maryland's Government House." Architectural Digest, November 1986, 154-9, 222-3.

"Portrait unveiled." Evening Capital, 13 January 1987.

Patricia Hughes, Md. first lady from 1979-1987, dies at age 79." The Baltimore Sun, 21 January 2010.

"As Maryland's first lady, she supported women's issues and the arts, and led a restoration of Government House." The Baltimore Sun, 22 January 2010.

Other Materials -

Vita and Schedule as First Lady from MSA SC 4975-7-5 (Governor Harry R. Hughes Collection)

Staff notes from Maryland Historical Society Dielman-Hayward File and Enoch Pratt Maryland Room Vertical File

Return to Patricia Donoho Hughes' Introductory Page

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