William John “Bill” Hughes

William John “Bill” Hughes

Birth
Salem County, New Jersey, USA
Death 30 Oct 2019 (aged 87)
Ocean City, Cape May County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 204315459 · View Source
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US Congressman, US Ambassador. A member of the Democratic Party, he served New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives from 1975 until 1995. He attained his degree from Rutgers School of Law and commenced practicing in Ocean City, New Jersey. He rose to assistant prosecutor of Cape May, New Jersey and has an unsuccessful bid for a US Congressional seat in 1970. He succeeded Charles W. Sandman, Jr. for US Congress. During his tenure, he was an environmentalist as he fought for a bill to prevent ocean dumping. Additionally, he served as chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property and Judicial Administration. President Clinton appointed Hughes to serve as Ambassador to Panama, a capacity he held from 1995 until 1998.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 31 Oct 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 204315459
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