Pueblo County, Colorado
CHARLES B. HUGHES
Contributed by Karen Mitchell.
Charles B. Hughes, numbered among Pueblo's well known attorneys of
pronounced ability, his high professional standing being indicated in the large
clientage accorded him, was born in Butler county, Ohio, on the 20th of March,
1866. He acquired a public school education, supplemented by a course in the
National Normal University, from which he was graduated in 1888. He afterward
determined upon the practice of law as a life work and with that end in view
became a student in the law school of the Cincinnati College, in which he
completed his course by graduation with the class of 1891. The same year he was
admitted to practice in the courts of Ohio and since 1896 he has been identified
with the Colorado bar. Through the intervening period he has continued in
practice here and his recognized power and ability in presenting his cause
before the courts has won for him many notable victories. He has been called to
public office in the line of his profession, serving as city attorney of Pueblo
from 1907 until 1909. In the latter year he was made deputy district attorney of
Pueblo and Kiowa counties, and continued to occupy that position until
September, 1916. In that month, he was appointed district attorney for the tenth
judicial district to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of John W.
Davidson and in the general election of 1916 was elected by a large majority to
the office of district attorney the duties of which position he has since ably
and faithfully discharged. He was also county attorney of Kiowa county from 1899
until 1917. The thoroughness with which he prepares his cases has ever been one
of the salient features in his growing success and his retentive memory has
often excited the surprise of his colleagues.
In 1895 (23 March 1895)Mr. Hughes was united in marriage to Miss Pearl O. Marshall, of
Rye, Colorado. Fraternally he is connected with the Knights of Pythias, the
Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks,
while in the line of his profession he has connection with the Pueblo County Bar
Association and the Colorado State Bar Association.
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