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Albert William Hughes

Albert William Hughes, business executive. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Upsilon.

Background

  • Hughes, Albert William was born on January 21, 1891 in Skaneateles, New York, United States. Son of Charles John and Lillian (Foote) Hughes.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Colgate University, 1911, Doctor of Laws, 1951.

    Career

    • Teacher, 1911-1919; with J.C. Penney Company, department store chain, Wilmington, Delaware, since 1920, as salesman and store manager, 1920-1925, personnel department, 1925-1929, assistant to president, 1929-1937, vice-president and director, 1937-1946, president, 1946-1958, Chairman of the Board, 1958-1964, director, to 1979.

    Politics

    When the Church as a body engages with political issues, it should follow the principles of Christian faith.

    Religion

    Through Jesus' death on the cross, and his resurrection, God has broken the power of all that is evil, in the world and in us.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    The strong feature of Methodism is that prayers are not only led by an ordained minister, but often by a local preacher - a lay person who has been trained and authorized to lead worship and preach.

    Membership

    Member Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Upsilon. Clubs: Wykagyl Country.

    Connections

    • Married Gertrude Whitaker, July 6, 1920. Children: John, George, Sam.
    • father: Charles John Hughes
    • mother: Lillian (Foote) Hughes
    • spouse: Gertrude Whitaker
    • children: John Hughes
    • George Hughes
    • Sam Hughes
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    Born January 21, 1891
    Died March 22, 1979
    (aged 88)
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