James Madison Hughes

James Madison Hughes ( born April 7, 1809 Bourbon County, Kentucky, † February 26, 1861 in Jefferson City, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1843 and 1845 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Hughes attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began in Liberty ( Missouri) to work in this profession. In this city he was also active in the trade. Politically, Hughes joined the Democratic Party. In 1839 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Missouri.

In the congressional elections of 1842 he was in the then newly created fifth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on March 4, 1843. Until March 3, 1845, he was able to complete only one term in Congress. This was determined by the discussions about a possible annexation since 1836 the independent Republic of Mexico Texas.

1855 James Hughes moved to St. Louis, where he worked in the banking industry. He died on 26 February 1861 in Jefferson City and was buried in St. Louis.