from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Hughes, Charles Evans 1862-1948. American jurist and politician who was appointed an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1910) but resigned to make an unsuccessful bid for the presidency (1916). He served as secretary of state (1921-1925) and later as the chief justice of the Supreme Court (1930-1941).
- Hughes, Howard Robard 1905-1976. American film producer, aviator, and multimillionaire. He founded Hughes Aircraft Corporation, broke the airplane speed record (1935), and flew around the world in record time (1938). After 1950 Hughes lived as a recluse.
- Hughes, (James) Langston 1902-1967. American writer. Through his poetry, prose, and drama he made important contributions to the Harlem Renaissance. His best-known works include Weary Blues (1926) and The Ways of White Folks (1934).
- Hughes, Ted Full name Edward James Hughes. 1930-1998. British poet who served as poet laureate from 1984 to 1998. His work is noted for its symbolism, passion, and dark, natural imagery.
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- proper n. A Welsh and English patronymic surname derived from the given name Hugh.
- proper n. A Welsh surname; a variant of Howells.
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- n. United States industrialist who was an aviator and a film producer; during the last years of his life he was a total recluse (1905-1976)
- n. English poet (born in 1930)
- n. United States writer (1902-1967)
- n. United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1862-1948)
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