1930-1941, 11th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Charles Evans Hughes


This U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes Sr. History Mug is one of a collection of U.S. Supreme Court biographical mugs.  An image of Charles Evans Hughes Sr. and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Charles Evans Hughes Sr., a Republican, was the 36th governor of N.Y.  From 1910 to 1916 he was an associate justice on the Supreme Court.  He resigned to run for president but was defeated.  He then served as secretary of state under Harding.  In 1930, Herbert Hoover nominated Hughes as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.  Hughes, as chief justice, ruled that several of Roosevelt’s New Deal measures were unconstitutional as they delegated legislative power to the executive branch.  Hughes worked with Louis Brandeis to support New Deal legislation that he believed did not threaten constitutional law.

The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest federal court of the United States, established in 1788 pursuant to Article Three of the U.S. Constitution.  It has the ultimate jurisdiction over all federal and state court cases involving federal laws.  The Court normally consists of the Chief Justice and eight associate justices, who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.  Justices have lifetime tenure unless they resign, retire or are removed after impeachment.  The Supreme Court is one of the three branches of the federal government which also includes the Executive (President) and Legislative (Senate and House of Representatives).

This U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes Sr. History Mug is part of our U.S. Supreme Court series which includes all the U.S. Supreme Court Justices.

The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history.  The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton.  He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone.  The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.

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