Charles Evans Hughes was a well-respected jurist. Robert H. Jackson once said of Justice Hughes– “[H]e looks like God and talks like God.” Between 1907 and 1910, he was the 36th Governor of New York. From 1910-1916, he was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
On June 10, 1916, Justice Hughes resigned from the Supreme Court to run for president– however, he lost to President Wilson. From 1921-1925, he served as Secretary of State under President Harding;however, from 1930 to 1941, he returned to the Supreme Court to serve as Chief Justice. For years he also practiced as a lawyer (his firm still exists today) and he taught law. I highly recommend you listen to C-Span’s program on former Justice Charles Evans Hughes at http://goo.gl/eDhcrF.