Sarah T. Hughes

Sarah Tilghman Hughes

Full Name: Sarah Tilghman Hughes
Date of birth: August 2, 1896
Date of death: April 23, 1985

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 50-3 Jan 8, 1935 - Feb 11, 1935 44th (1)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
H 50-3 Jan 10, 1933 - Jan 8, 1935 43rd (2)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
H 50-3 Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas

(1) Sam C. Hanna, in special election 3/16/1935, sworn 3/19/1935, succeeded Mrs. Sarah T. Hughes, resigned effective 2/11/1935. Clarence T. Jones, appointed 3/18/1935, succeeded Sam C. Hanna as Assistant Reading Clerk. Hanna and Jones sworn 3/19/1935. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Name, postoffice, occupation, association membership, relationship to persons in state or county government. Resolution, 9/18/1933, pp. 45-48, and Questionnaire Authorized and Directed by Resolution Adopted by the House, 10/11/1933, pp. 588-601. House Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Photo and biographical sketch, Sarah Tilghman Hughes, pp. 96-100. When elected in 1930 at age 34, the youngest woman elected to the legislature at that time. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999, 2000.
  • HUGHES, SARAH TILGHMAN (1896-1985). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biography in LRL collection, 923.2764 H874P 2004. Indomitable Sarah: The Life of Judge Sarah T. Hughes, 2004.
  • Oral history interviews available in Oral History Collection, University of North Texas.
  • Memorial, November 1985, p. 1281. Texas Bar Journal.

Other Resources

  • Discussion of Westerfeld's opposition to Sarah T. Hughes' judicial appointment, Westerfeld congressional race in 1936, pp. 77-83, 87, 92-93. LRL collection, 923.2764 H874P 2004. Indomitable Sarah: The Life of Judge Sarah T. Hughes, 2004.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

44th R.S. - 1935
Constitutional Amendments  
Privileges, Suffrage, and Elections  
Public Lands and Buildings  
State Affairs  
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
43rd R.S. - 1933
Federal Relations  
Public Lands and Buildings  
42nd R.S. - 1931
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  

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