The Hughes Court (1930–41)


What offices did Charles Evans Hughes hold before becoming chief justice?

Charles Evans Hughes held several distinguished positions, including special counsel for the New York State Investigative Committee, governor of New York (1906–10), associate justice on the Supreme Court (1910–16), and U.S. secretary of state (1921–25). He also served as a member of the Permanent Court of International Justice for two years before being nominated as chief justice by President Herbert Hoover.


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