This is an election year, as was 1916. That year the Republicans nominated Charles Evans Hughes from New York State to run again President Wilson. In the election that year, Wilson won 277 electoral votes vs. Hughes’ 254.
THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL
Thursday, June 15, 1916
Hughes and Fairbanks Nominated.
Chicago, June 10 — Charles Evans Hughes of New York for president and Charles Warren Fairbanks of Indiana for vice president, the men nominated by the Republican convention here are greeted with approval by party members throughout the country. Each man has held high offices, the former as governor of New York and associate justice of the United States supreme court and the latter as senator from Indiana. and vice president of the United States. The latter held his former high office in the second administration of President Roosevelt, from 1905 to 1909
From the time the first ballot was cast in the Republican convention and it was seen that Hughes had more votes than any of his rivals his selection was freely predicted. The end of the heated but not unduly prolonged fight came on the third ballot, when the New York man was chosen by a vote of 949½, 494 being necessary for a choice.
In his address as temporary chairman of the convention Senator Warren G. Harding of Ohio outlined the Republican view of the issues and pleaded for healing of the differences which split the party in 1912. He referred to the policy of the present administration as one of “watchful waiting and wabbling warfare.”
Career of Charles Evans Hughes.
Justice Charles Evans Hughes, associate justice of the United States supreme court, nominated by the Republicans for president, was born in Glens falls, N. Y., April 11, 1862. He first became generally known to the New York public in 1904, when as counsel for the gas investigating committee he wrung from officials of the gas and electric light companies a vast amount of information in a short time and surprised the politicians by his ability to grasp details of importance. He later was appointed counsel for the legislative insurance investigating committee and brought about important reforms in the insurance laws and made himself a national figure. He practiced law from 1884, when he was graduated from Columbia Law school. After his graduation from Brown university in 1881 he got an appointment as professor of Greek at Delaware academy. He was soon admitted into partnership by the late Walter S. Carter, whose daughter, Antoinette, Mr. Hughes married in 1888. He held a professorship at Cornell university for two years. In 1893 he entered into partnership once more with his father-in-law..
He was nominated for mayor of New York city by the Republicans in 1905, but declined the nomination. He was elected governor of New York for two terms, from Jan. 1, 1907, to Dec. 31, 1908, and from Jan. 1, 1909, to Dec. 31, 1910. He was appointed by President Taft to be an associate justice of the supreme court of the United States and confirmed by the senate on the 2d day of May 1910. He resigned the office of governor of the state of New York on the 6th day of October 1910, and took his seat on the bench on the 10th day of October 1910.