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  Hughes, Harold E.
NameHarold E. Hughes
Ida Grove, Iowa , United States
Born February 10, 1922
DiedOctober 23, 1996 (74 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Sep 06, 2015 01:38am
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Infoborn near Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa, February 10, 1922; attended the public schools and the University of Iowa; Army combat rifleman in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy during the Second World War; engaged in motor transportation business; elected to Iowa State Commerce Commission 1959-1962; Governor of Iowa 1963-1968; executive committee, National Governors Conference 1965-1967; chairman Democratic Governors Conference 1966-1968; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1968 and served from January 3, 1969, to January 3, 1975; was not a candidate for reelection in 1974; briefly sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 1971; served on the Commission on the Operation of the Senate 1975-1976; consultant to the Senate Judiciary Committee 1975-1976; president, The Hughes Foundation; chairman, Harold Hughes Centers for Alcoholism and Drug Treatment; was a resident of Des Moines, Iowa before moving to his retirement home in Glendale, AZ, where he died on October 23, 1996; cremated.


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  07/13/1972 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 0.34% (-58.73%)
  11/05/1968 IA US Senate Won 50.25% (+0.56%)
  11/08/1966 IA Governor Won 55.34% (+11.17%)
  11/03/1964 IA Governor Won 68.05% (+36.78%)
  11/06/1962 IA Governor Won 52.56% (+5.12%)
  06/06/1972 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.00% (-25.77%)
U. S. Secretary of State - Sep 21, 1973 NPA Reject
U.S. Attorney General - May 25, 1973 NPA Reject
US President - D Primaries - Jun 06, 1972 D Edmund S. Muskie
IA US President - D Caucuses - Jan 25, 1972 D Edmund S. Muskie
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 15, 1971 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 09, 1971 D Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr.
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - May 17, 1970 R Harry Blackmun
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Apr 08, 1970 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Nov 21, 1969 NPA Reject
US President - D Convention - Aug 29, 1968 D Eugene J. McCarthy
US President - D Primaries - Jun 11, 1968 D Robert Francis Kennedy