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Barbara Bradford Hughes

Barbara Bradford Hughes, American manufacturing executive, community health nurse. Registered Nurse, Missouri. University Missouri scholar, 1959.


Hughes, Barbara Bradford was born on January 21, 1941 in Bragg City, Missouri, United States. Daughter of Lawrence Hurl Bradford and Opal Jewel (Prater) Puttin.


Associate of Science in Nursing, St. Louis Community College, 1978. Student, Webster University, 1980.


Medical surgical nurse Alexian Brothers Hospital, St. Louis, 1979-1980. Staff nurse Midwest Allergy Consultant, 1980. Nurse high altitude Aviation Nurse, Ltd., 1980-1981.

Cardiac telemetry staff nurse Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Crystal City, 1992-1994, 1998-2001. Chief Executive Officer Supreme Tool & Die, Fenton, Missouri, since 2001. Chairman board directors, Chief Executive Officer, partner Supreme Tool & Die Company, Fenton, Missouri, since 1988.

Private practice real estate management, 1962—2004. Member nursing advisory committee Jefferson College, Hillsboro, Missouri, 1999, member advisory board, Missouri, 2000—2001.


Volunteer Lutheran Hospital, St. Louis, 1967—1970. Member Missouri Botanical Garden, since 1976, Missouri History Society, 1976, St. Louis Zoo Friends Association, 1986—1987, National Trust for History Preservation, 1990—2000, Channel 9-Ednl. television, St. Louis. Volunteer health teacher Spartan Aluminum Products, Sparta, Illinois, 1984.

Member Rosie the Riveter women's pilot group project, readying a DC3 for Federal Aviation Administration recertification through Wings of Hope, Trans World Airlines and Remote Area Medical Knoxville, for use in medical relief in remote areas of the United States and the world. Member medical missions to national and international remote areas sponsored by Wings of Hope, since 2000. Member field and medical support team Wings of Hope, St. Louis, volunteer flight nurse in midwest, since 2003.

Member field and medical support team Remote Area Medical, Knoxville, Tennessee. Triage nurse Seven Day Volunteer Medical Mission, New Orleans, 2006. Member of American Association of Critical Care Nurses, National Tool and Machining Association, United States Pilots Association, Missouri Pilots Association, Wings of Hope (St. Louis), Women in Aviation International (charter), Tyospaye Club.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: flying, gardening, reading.


Married Robert Howard Hughes, December 9, 1961. Children: Kimberly Ann Hayden, Robert Howard World War II.