On this day in 1948 Charles Evans Hughes passed away. From 1910-1916 he was an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court, and from 1930 to 1941 he was the Chief Justice. He was the 39th Governor of New York (1907-1910), and he served as Secretary of State (1921-1925). For years he practiced as a lawyer (his firm still exists today) and he taught law. He was a very well-respected jurist. Robert H. Jackson once said of Justice Hughes– “[H]e looks like God and talks like God.” I highly recommend you listen to C-Span’s program on Justice Charles Evans Hughes @ http://goo.gl/eDhcrF.