WILLIAM H. HUGHES


From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 1002

WILLIAM H. HUGHES, foreman in charge of the stereotype department of the Wisconsin State Journal office. Was born in Albany, N.Y., Oct. 5, 1836. Was educated in the public schools of his native city and in the Albany Academy. At the age of 14, began business life in the Albany Morning Express, where he remained one year. His father, William H. HUGHES, was for forty years Principal of one of the public schools of Albany, but the subject of this sketch had strong desires to engaged in some mechanical pursuit, and, after a season in the composing-room, he spent two years in the stereotype department. From 1853 to 1869 he was engaged as foreman in some of the largest stereotype establishments in New York City. Was married in 1866 to Miss Mary C. LAUNE, of New York City. They have had two children - Lizzie B. and William H., the latter dying in infancy. In 1870, he purchased a stereotype establishment in Utica, N.Y., which he carried on till the fall of 1872, when he removed to Madison with his foundry and has since been connected with the State Journal, retaining an interest in, and supervision of the stereotype department. He is a member of Robert Macoy Commandery No. 3, Knights Templar. Family are Episcopalians. Residence on Johnson street. His patronage comes from the West and Southwest portions of the United States.


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