James Frederic Hughes (August 7, 1883 – August 9, 1940) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.

James F. Hughes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935
Preceded byGerald J. Boileau
Succeeded byGeorge J. Schneider
Personal details
Born(1883-08-07)August 7, 1883
Green Bay, Wisconsin
DiedAugust 9, 1940(1940-08-09) (aged 57)
Rochester, Minnesota
Political partyDemocratic

Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Hughes graduated from West Green Bay High School in 1901. After moving to De Pere, Wisconsin in 1901, he was employed as a salesman. He was a member of the De Pere Board of Education from 1914 to 1937). A delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1920 and 1928, he was a member of the Democratic State central committee (1920–1924) and chaired the eighth Wisconsin Democratic congressional committee (1928–1932).

Hughes was elected as a member of the Democratic Party to the 73rd Congress (March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935), but chose not to seek renomination in 1934, resuming a post as sales manager in De Pere, Wisconsin. While in congress, he represented Wisconsin's 8th congressional district. He died in a hospital at Rochester, Minnesota, on August 9, 1940[1] and was interred at Cady Cemetery in Lawrence, near De Pere.


  1. ^ "Postmasters to Attend Funeral of Benefactor". Oshkosh Daily Northwestern. August 12, 1940. p. 16. Retrieved March 31, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Gerald J. Boileau
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1933 - January 3, 1935
Succeeded by
George J. Schneider