Hughes, Harold E.

Hughes, Harold E.

(1922–  ) governor; born in Ida Grove, Iowa. An army veteran of World War II, he served on the Iowa Commission of Commerce (1946–58). As Democratic governor of Iowa (1963–69), he increased school funding, established a Civil Rights Commission, and strengthened consumer protection programs. Resigning to go to the U.S. Senate (1969–75), he dropped out of politics because of his problems with alcohol; he later opened the Hughes Centers for Alcoholism and Drug Treatment.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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