Governor Richard J. Hughes Collection


Governor of New Jersey 1962-1970

Richard J. Hughes served two terms as governor of New Jersey. Hughes was selected by his successor, Republican Governor William P. Cahill, as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey in November 1973. He is the only person to have served as New Jersey’s Governor and Chief Justice of its State Supreme Court (1973-79).

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Interviews and Recollections

The Eagleton Center on the American Governor has a collection of full interviews and transcript excerpts related to Governor Hughes and the Hughes administration:

Events and Analysis