This is the latest in a series of posts about the Rev. David Hughes, father of Glens Falls native Charles Evans Hughes.

Gov. Charles Evans Hughes was joined by another skilled orator -- his father -- when the governor spoke to the Brooklyn League at Clarendon Hotel in New York City about his push to outlaw racetrack gambling, The New York Times reported on April 6, 1908.

The Rev. David Hughes, a Baptist preacher who was father of Charles, was among several orators that spoke prior to the governor.

Many clergy in New York advocated in support of the governor's push to pass a law to enforce a state Constitution prohibition on gambling.

Click here to read the most recent previous post in the series. 

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