Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Law Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Legal Biography

Book Chapters

1996

Articles 1 - 1 of 1

Full-Text Articles in Law

Charles Evans Hughes As International Lawyer, Richard D. Friedman Jan 1996

Charles Evans Hughes As International Lawyer, Richard D. Friedman

Book Chapters

In 1884, Charles Evans Hughes qualified as a member of the New York bar at age 22. After seven years of practice in New York City, in precarious health, he took a respite and became a law professor at Cornell. Two years later, his health restored, he returned to his metropolitan practice. He remained there in relative obscurity until he was 43, in 1905, when he was appointed counsel to a legislative committee investigating local utilities. A far more renowned investigative assignment for the Armstrong Insurance Commission soon followed that catapulted Hughes to national fame. In 1906 he received, unsought, …