Creator

Date Original

1924-1952

Description

This collection contains photocopies of letters, pamphlets, and other documents related to John J. Hughes' work with First State Bank, as well as his involvement in Arkansas politics.

Biographical/Historical Note

John J. Hughes, Sr., was born in Lee County, Arkansas, in 1859. He married Martha Elizabeth Hamner in the 1880s. Hughes became one of the wealthiest farmers and businessmen in Lee County. He owned several large farms and was president of the Bank of Haynes and the Bank of Hughes. In 1911, Hughes killed a man during an altercation in Memphis, Tennessee. He was sentenced to life in prison, but was pardoned after serving only a few months. Hughes died March 14, 1920, at his home in Haynes, Arkansas. John J. Hughes, Jr., was born to John J. Hughes, Sr., and Martha Hamner Hughes in 1888. He married Pearl Robinson in 1912. John Hughes, Jr., served in the Arkansas House and Senate in the late 1920s. He died January 18, 1954.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Tennessee

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.024.005

Resource Type

Text

Collection

John J. Hughes papers [photocopy], SMC.024.005

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

John J. Hughes papers [photocopy], Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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