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Newspaper publisher

Fred George Hughes, American newspaper publisher. Bar: Missouri 1939.


Hughes, Fred George was born on August 16, 1915 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Son of Fred G. and Mary Jane (McKay) Hughes.


Bachelor of Arts Missouri, 1937. Bachelor of Laws, University Missouri, 1939. Postgraduate, University Wisconsin, 1939.


Private practice, Joplin, Missouri, 1939-1941; special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, 1941-1946; assistant general manager, Joplin Globe Public Company, 1946-1958; general manager, Joplin Globe Public Company, 1958-1977; director, Joplin Globe Public Company, 1959-1979; president, Joplin Globe Public Company, 1964-1979; Chairman of the Board, Joplin Globe Public Company, 1979-1989. Secretary treasurer, director Mid-Continent Telecasting Inc. (KOAM-television); board dirs.1st Community Bankcorp, 1st National Bank, Joplin.


  • Bar: Missouri 1939.


President Joplin Young Men’s Christian Association, 1959-1961, Missouri Good Rds. Association, 1964-1966. Vice chairman Missouri State Reorganization Commission,1970-1972.

Board regents Missouri Southern State College, 1964-1978, president 1964-1978. Board directors Missouri Public Expenditure Survey, 1969-1979, president 1974-1975, Missouri Southern Foundation, since 1964. Member American Newspaper Publications Association, Inland Daily Press Association (president 1965), Missouri C. of Company (board directors 1973-1978), University Missouri Alumni Association (board directors 1974-1978, chairman communications committee Missouri Alumnus 1974-1978), Rotary (past president), Phi Delta Theta.


Married Rebekah Blair, January 2, 1942. Children: Sallie E., Mary Jane.

Fred G. Hughes

Mary Jane (McKay) Hughes

Rebekah Blair

Sallie E. Hughes

Mary Jane Hughes