The Life and Times of Richard J. Hughes : The Politics of Civility / John B. Wefing.
- New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, 
1 online resource (372 p.)
- Catholics -- New Jersey -- Biography.
Judges -- New Jersey -- Biography.
Liberalism -- New Jersey -- History -- 20th century.
Governors -- New Jersey -- Biography.
New Jersey -- Social policy.
New Jersey -- Politics and government -- 1951-
New Jersey. Supreme Court -- Biography.
Hughes, Richard J. (Richard Joseph), 1909-1992.
- Electronic books.
- The Life and Times of Richard J. Hughes explores the influential public service of this two-term New Jersey governor. He was the only person in New Jersey history to serve as both governor and chief justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. This biography illuminates the governor's accomplishments between 1962 and 1970, including the creation of the Hackensack Meadowlands Commission, formation of the county college system, establishment of stringent antipollution laws, design of the public defender system, and the adoption of a New Jersey sales tax, as well as his pivotal role during the Newark riots. As chief justice, Hughes faced difficult issuesùschool funding, low and moderate income housing needs, freedom of speech, and his decision in the rightto-die case involving Karen Ann Quinlan. With a career characterized by liberal activism, Hughes also contributed nationally and internationally, from serving as host of the 1964 Democratic National Convention to monitoring elections in South Vietnam. John B. Wefing's research includes interviews with prominent politicians and leaders who worked with Hughes at various points in his career. The result is a rich story of a public servant who possessed a true ability to work with members of both political parties and played a significant role in shaping modern New Jersey.
Chapter 1. The Early Days
Chapter 2. The Young Politician
Chapter 3. The Bench
Chapter 4. Private Practitioner
Chapter 5. Governor Hughes: The First Campaign
Chapter 6. The Early Days as Governor
Chapter 7. Dallas, 1963—Atlantic City, 1964
Chapter 8. Civil Rights
Chapter 9. Making a Difference: Hughes Confronts New Jersey’s Challenges
Chapter 10. The Second Campaign
Chapter 11. The Second Term
Chapter 12. A Flood of Legislation
Chapter 13. Working for Peace: At Home and Abroad
Chapter 14. 1967–1968
Chapter 15. The 1968 Democratic National Convention
Chapter 16. An Education Governor
Chapter 17. The Hugheses Leaving Morven and Returning to Private Life
Chapter 18. Chief Justice
Chapter 19. The Later Years
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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- Publisher Number:
- 10.36019/9780813548289 doi
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