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Hughes, Robert M. (Robert Morton), 1855-1940 | Sargeant Memorial Collection

Name: Hughes, Robert M. (Robert Morton), 1855-1940


Historical Note: Robert Morton Hughes was born on September 10, 1855 in Abingdon, Virginia. He attended the College of William and Mary and the University of Virginia School of Law. He married Martha L. Smith on February 19, 1879 in Williamsburg, Virginia. Hughes practiced law in Norfolk, Virginia from 1877 to 1920. He was elected president of the Virginia Bar Association in 1895 and then of the Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association in 1907. Additionally, Hughes had an interest in Virginia history. Hughes was actively involved in civic life; one of his many accomplishments include helping to establish Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He died on January 15, 1940 and was buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia.





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