Sarah Tilghman Hughes

Personal

Birthday: 
8/2/1896
Birthplace: 
Baltimore, MD
Date of Death: 
4/23/1985
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Police officer, Washington, D.C., 1919-1922
Private practice, Dallas, Texas, 1922-1935
State representative, Texas, 1931-1935
Judge, Texas District Court, 1935-1961

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, September 25, 1961; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Goucher College
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1917
Name of School - Second: 

George Washington University Law School

Established in 1865, The George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in Washington, DC. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. The law school is located on the GW campus in the downtown neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom. The law school has a total enrollment of about 2,000 students. Approximately 1,400 students are in the full-time division for the JD degree and 300 are enrolled in the part-time division. 300 students, many from abroad, are enrolled in graduate law degree programs.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1922

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
Court Name: 

Texas Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
John F. Kennedy
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
3/17/1962
Retirement from Active Service: 
8/4/1975
Termination Date: 
4/23/1985
Termination Reason: 
Death
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