Glens Falls, NY – Ahead of the Charles Evans Hughes Day celebration in Glens Falls, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) spoke on the House floor to commemorate his life of public service. Below is a transcript of her remarks, or for video, click here.
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor a remarkable man from my district who dedicated his life to serving our country.
Charles Evans Hughes was born in Glens Falls, New York, where his first home still stands on Center Street.
Mr. Hughes began his storied career in public service when he was elected Governor of New York in 1906.
He was later appointed to the Supreme Court by President William Howard Taft, where he served six years before resigning in 1916 to run for President.
While his run for President would be unsuccessful, Mr. Hughes continued his life of public service by serving as Secretary of State for Presidents Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge.
Later, Charles Evans Hughes was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by President Herbert Hoover.
In Glens Falls, we are proud of his amazing legacy of public service and will gather on October 15th to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of his run for President.
Thank you, and I yield back.