Dudley Mays Hughes (October 10, 1848 – January 20, 1927) was an American politician, farmer and railroad executive. Hughes was born in Jeffersonville, Georgia, and attended the University of Georgia in Athens. In 1882, Hughes was elected to the Georgia Senate and reelected the next year. From 1904 to 1906, he served as the president of the . In 1905, he became a UGA trustee and remained on that board until his death. He also served on the board of trustees for the , the and the . Dudley Hughes is the namesake to the city of Dudley, Georgia.

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  • Dudley Mays Hughes (October 10, 1848 – January 20, 1927) was an American politician, farmer and railroad executive. Hughes was born in Jeffersonville, Georgia, and attended the University of Georgia in Athens. In 1882, Hughes was elected to the Georgia Senate and reelected the next year. From 1904 to 1906, he served as the president of the . In 1905, he became a UGA trustee and remained on that board until his death. He also served on the board of trustees for the , the and the . Hughes was involved in several business including Magnolia Orchard and the Georgia Fruit Land Company. He served as president of the Georgia Fruit Growers Association. After serving as one of the original founders of the chartered in 1885, Hughes served as its president until 1891 and as a director. In 1906, Hughes ran as a Democrat against incumbent Elijah B. Lewis in Georgia's 3rd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives and lost. In 1908, Hughes ran against Lewis again and won. He served four consecutive terms in office; however, the Georgia General Assembly reapportioned the congressional districts in 1912, and Hughes district became Georgia's 12th congressional district. Hughes lost his bid for reelection in 1916. He returned to farming in Danville, Georgia, and died in Macon, Georgia, in 1927. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Perry, Georgia. Dudley Hughes is the namesake to the city of Dudley, Georgia. (en)
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  • Dudley Mays Hughes (October 10, 1848 – January 20, 1927) was an American politician, farmer and railroad executive. Hughes was born in Jeffersonville, Georgia, and attended the University of Georgia in Athens. In 1882, Hughes was elected to the Georgia Senate and reelected the next year. From 1904 to 1906, he served as the president of the . In 1905, he became a UGA trustee and remained on that board until his death. He also served on the board of trustees for the , the and the . Dudley Hughes is the namesake to the city of Dudley, Georgia. (en)
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