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governor of Maryland , Lawyer

Harry Roe Hughes, American lawyer, former Governor of Maryland. Bar: Maryland 1952, United States District Court Maryland 1952. Recipient Award for Excellence Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland, 1980, Alumni Achievement award George Washington University, 1981.


Hughes, Harry Roe was born on November 13, 1926 in Easton, Maryland, United States. Son of Jonathan Longfellow and Helen (Roe) Hughes.


Bachelor of Science, University Maryland, 1949. Doctor Public Laws (honorary), University Maryland, 1987. Bachelor of Laws, George Washington University, 1952.

Doctor of Laws, University Baltimore, 1985. Doctor of Laws, Morgan State University, Baltimore, 1987.


Member Maryland House Delegates, Annapolis, 1955-1959, Maryland State Senate, Annapolis, 1959-1970. Secretary Maryland Department Transportation, Baltimore, 1971-1977. Governor State of Maryland, Annapolis, 1979-1987.

Chairman board directors Maryland Families for Stem Cell Research. President Harry R. Hughes Center Agro-Ecology, Queenstown, Maryland.Working as a partner of PATTON, BOGGS & BLOW.


  • Bar: Maryland 1952, United States District Court Maryland 1952.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author (with John Frece): My Unexpected Journey: The Autobiography of Harry Roe Hughes, 2006.


Association.Maryland land 1979-1987. Member: Maryland State Bar Association. (United States. Navy Air.)

Member Chesapeake Bay Trust, 1995—2003. Board regents University Maryland System, 1996—2000. Chairman Blue Ribbon Citizens Pfiesteria Commission, 1997, Maryland Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission, 1999—2003.

Member Committee to Establish the Maryland Survivors Scholarship Fund, 2001—2002. Member Maryland State Bar


Married Patricia Ann Donoho, June 30, 1951 (deceased January 20, 2010). Children: Ann, Elizabeth.

Jonathan Longfellow Hughes

Helen (Roe) Hughes

Patricia Ann Donoho

Ann Hughes

Elizabeth Hughes