Charles Hughes (representative)

Charles Hughes (February 27, 1822 in New Orleans, Louisiana – August 10, 1887 in Sandy Hill, Washington County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.


He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Sandy Hill.

He was elected as a Democrat to the 33rd United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1853, to March 3, 1855.

Hughes was Clerk of the New York Court of Appeals from 1860 to 1862, elected at the 1859 New York state election, on the Republican and American tickets, but defeated for re-election at the 1862 New York state election on the Union ticket.

He also served as provost marshal for the sixteenth district of New York, was a member of the Governor’s staff and Judge Advocate General of the New York State Militia. He was a member of the New York State Senate (12th D.) in 1878 and 1879.

He was buried at the Union Cemetery, between Fort Edward and Sandy Hill.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph Russell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th congressional district

Succeeded by
Edward Dodd
Legal offices
Preceded by
Russell F. Hicks
Clerk of the Court of Appeals
Succeeded by
Frederick A. Tallmadge
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Thomas Coleman
New York State Senate
12th District

Succeeded by
William H. Robertson