Hughes, John

Hughes, John (Joseph)

(1797–1864) Catholic prelate; born in County Tyrone, Ireland. Emigrating to the U.S.A. in 1817 and ordained in 1826, he did pastoral work in Philadelphia, and after becoming coadjutor bishop of New York (1838), succeeded four years later to the see, which was made an archdiocese in 1850. He founded St. John's (now Fordham) College (1841), set up an ambitious parochial school system, helped found the American College in Rome, and began construction of St. Patrick's Cathedral (1858). In 1861 he went on a mission to France seeking friendship for the North in the Civil War. He is now recognized as having played a crucial role in both securing Catholics' rights in the U.S.A. and in helping Catholics become integrated into American society.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Hughes, John


Born 1814 in Merthyr Tydfil, Great Britain; died June 17 (29), 1889, in St. Petersburg. British entrepreneur and Russian capitalist.

The son of an engineer, Hughes in 1860 became director of a British metallurgical plant that filled orders for the Russian government. In 1869, after receiving a concession from the Russian government to build a metallurgical plant, he formed the New Russia Company, a joint-stock company for the production of coal, iron, and rails. The company owned the Hughes Metallurgical Plant, built between 1869 and 1872 in the village of Iuzovka (now Donetsk). Subsidies from the Russian government enabled Hughes to transform his plant into a large combine for the production of rails and other metal goods; it was at the combine’s iron mines that the Iuzovka strike of 1887 took place.

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Period drama, starring Jenna Coleman, Tom Hughes, John Sessions, Laurence Fox and Nicholas Audsley.
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SNOW MUSIC SPOKEN WORD EVENT Date: Friday 8th March Time: 7.30pm Venue: Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre Everyone is welcome to come along to a unique music spoken word and visual response to the Snow Exhibition with James Hughes, John Brown, Jyron Burke, Aidan Mulholland, Hazilit Keers and Bill McCance.
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The Rev Howard Ketton, chairman of the Quorn branch, compered the event in the presence of Mike Jones, Freeman of Charnwood, Marj Jones, Gary and June Hughes, John and Kate Hutchinson, Rev David Bowler.
Ritter draws in specialist voices to bring to life to The Coal Truth, including Tara Moss and Berndt Sellheim, Adrian Burragubba, Lesley Hughes, John Quiggin, Hilary Bambrick, former ACF campaigner Ruchira Talukdar and past president Geoffrey Cousins.
Among the new faces at training were new signings Steve Howson, Grant Shenton, Matty Hughes, John Pritchard, Dominic Smalley and Jon Moran, while they were joined by a number of trialists and two players who are expected to put pen to paper on deals tis week.
Goals from Steve Roberts, Aidan St John, Jason McCormick and James Henshaw earned in-form Finn Harps a narrow 4-3 win against Liverton (Connor McVey 2, Alex Lane) and Geneva joined them in the second round with an impressive 6-2 win against Breeze (Kieran Hughes, John Morgan).
Jarrot Holtzhauer, Ernie Hughes, John Jewitt, Clive Law, Richard Malott, Peter Milsom, Jody Mitic, John Morrison, Leslie Natynczyk, John O'Halloran, Percy Price, Jean-Paul St.
"There are no excuses and we need to work very hard over the next few weeks to put behind us what was a very embarrassing day for all involved with the Bears." Coventry: Cameron Boulter, Jamahl Hunte, Ben Parry, Simon Phillips, Dan Rundle; Billy Sheen, Dan Parker; James Geurtjens, Richie Hughes, John Aldred, Chris Barratt, Liam Thompson, Matt Reid 40.
Members (from left) Eddie Hughes, John Goodwin, Simon Bullett, Chris Wiper, Hester Dunlop and Dennis Jones at The Red and Green Club which is hoping more people will become involved 32765166
Their enthusiasm and drive was exactly what we were looking for and the children were delighted | Back row, left to right: Martyn Shapcott (coach), Rashad Mohammed, Cameron O''Hanlon, Evan Matocha , Jacob Moore, Elis Finlayson, Harvey James, Noah Avoth, Chay Sinclair, Lloyd Hughes, John Kelly (WNS Project Manager), Shaun O''Hanlon (coach).