On August 27, 1948, Charles Evans Hughes passed away. From 1910-1916 he was an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court, and from 1930-1941 he was the Chief Justice. He was the 39th Governor of New York (1907-1910), and he served as the 44th Secretary of State (1921-1925). For years he practiced as a lawyer (his firm still exists today) and he taught law. He was a well-respected jurist.
Former Justice Robert H. Jackson once said of him– “[H]e looks like God and talks like God.” I highly recommend you listen to C-Span’s program about him at http://goo.gl/eDhcrF.