Hughes, William F. was born on October 27, 1874 in New York City. Son of Edward and Jane Aldrich (Newton) Hughes.
Studied Urban College of Propaganda, Rome, Italy.
Ordained R.C. priest, 1898. Professor of history, St. Joseph’s Seminary, Yonkers, New York, 1902-1909, Catholic University of America, 1909-1910. Secretary to Papal Legation, Washington, District of Columbia, 1910-1911.
President Cathedral College, New York, 1911-1917. Pastor St. Gregory’s Church, New York, since 1918. Chaplain Camp Dix, New Jersey, 1916.