William J. Hughes

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William J. Hughes
William J. Hughes.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1995
Preceded byCharles W. Sandman, Jr.
Succeeded byFrank A. LoBiondo
United States Ambassador to Panama
In office
November 7, 1995 – October 13, 1998
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byOliver P. Garza
Succeeded bySimon Ferro
Personal details
Born(1932-10-17)October 17, 1932
Salem, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedOctober 30, 2019(2019-10-30) (aged 87)
Ocean City, New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Nancy Hughes
ChildrenBill, Jr.; Lynne; Barbara; Tama
ResidenceOcean City, New Jersey
Alma materRutgers University
OccupationLawyer / Prosecutor

William John "Bill" Hughes (October 17, 1932 – October 30, 2019) was an American politician. He served as a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1995.[1] He represented New Jersey’s Second Congressional District.

After retiring from Congress in 1995, Hughes was appointed by President Bill Clinton as United States Ambassador to Panama, a post he held until October, 1998 leading up to the historic turnover of the Panama Canal to Panama control.

Hughes died on October 30, 2019 in Ocean City, New Jersey, just thirteen days after his 87th birthday.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Cronin, Steven; and Shopes, Richard. "REP. (WILLIAM J.) HUGHES CALLS IT QUITS ELECTED 10 TIMES TO SERVE THE 2ND DISTRICT", The Press of Atlantic City, January 25, 1994. Accessed June 26, 2011. "Hughes was born in Salem and graduated from Penns Grove Regional High School."
  2. "Longtime N.J. congressman William Hughes dies at 87". NJ. October 31, 2019.