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Albert William Hughes

business executive.

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.

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.

Politics

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

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