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 Louis Cameron Hughes

Louis Cameron Hughes

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 24 Nov 1915 (aged 73)
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
Burial Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
Plot Block 16 Section D Lot 50 Grave 1
Memorial ID 9743 · View Source
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Governor of Arizona Territory. His parents, who had just emigrated from Wales, either died or were unable to care for him, so he went to an orphanage. He grew up as an "indentured servant" to a Calvinist farmer. At age 16 his servitude ended and he was given $15 and sent out into the world. He was allowed to attend some public schools in Meadville, Pennsylvania. He then enlisted as a private in Company A of the 101st Pennsylvania during the Civil War and served for two years. He returned to school after the war and earned a law degree. For health reasons he moved to Arizona in 1871 and was admitted to practice law before the Arizona Territorial Supreme Court. He entered politics and was elected to the Tucson city council in 1872 and as Pima County attorney in 1873. He was appointed to Attorney General, but resigned after one year. He was appointed as territorial governor in 1893. He favored women's suffrage and other liberal views which created many powerful enemies. As a result, he was removed from office in 1896.

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  • Added: 3 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9743
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louis Cameron Hughes (15 May 1842–24 Nov 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9743, citing Evergreen Memorial Park, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .