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Charles Evans Hughes
Hughes

Political office

50st Chancellor of Aloia

In office

29 April 1923 - 10 January 1925

Preceded by

George Nelson

Succeeded by

George Sutherland

Born

Charles Evans Hughes
11 April 1862
Taylors Falls, Minnesota

Died

27 August 1948
Taylors Falls, Minnesota

Political party

Conservative Party of Aloia

Spouse and family

Antoinette Carter
4 children

Alma mater

Soderblom College

Religion

Presbyterian Church of Aloia

Charles Evans Hughes (11 April 1862 - 27 August 1948) was an Aloian businessman and politician who served as Chancellor of Aloia from 29 April 1923 to 10 January 1925 and Vice Chancellor of Aloia from 10 January 1917 to 29 April 1923. Before that, he was the president of Baltic Union Railroad, Aloia's largest rail company, and after his time as Chancellor, he became owner of BUR.

Hughes was born in Taylors Falls, Minnesota, the son of a Presbyterian minister, Rev. Daniel Lewis Hughes, and Victoria Evans. Hughes attended Soderblom College, a Presbyterian college in northern Minnesota. He then began to work with Baltic Union Railroad, which at that time was still in the midst of their northern Minnesota expansion. He climbed the ladder in the company, eventually becoming president of their board of directors.

Chancellor George Nelson selected Hughes to serve as his running mate in the 1916 election. Nelson won again, and Hughes stepped down as president of BUR to become the Vice Chancellor. Nelson and Hughes won again in the 1920 election and Hughes served in this capacity until Nelson died on 28 April 1923. The next day, 29 April 1923 Hughes was appointed Chancellor of Aloia by King Gustav XIV and sworn in as Chancellor. Hughes chose not to seek reelection in 1924 and finished out the term. 

After the end of his political career, Hughes returned to Baltic Union Railroad, purchasing the company and serving as owner until 1939, when he turned operations over to his son William Hughes. Hughes passed away on 27 August 1948 at his home in Taylors Falls, Minnesota.

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