Harold Hughes

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Birthday
10, 1922
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Oct 23, 1996 (74)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
10, 1922
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Oct 23, 1996 (74)

About

Democratic politician, United States Senator (from 1969 to 1975), and Governor of Iowa (from 1963 to 1969). A recovered alcoholic, he established an Iowa alcohol treatment program during his tenure as governor and also supported liquor control legislation.

Before Fame

After attending the University of Iowa, he fought in the United States Army's World War II-era North African Campaign.

Trivia

Before beginning his political career, he worked in an administrative capacity for a trucking company and went on to establish the Iowa Better Trucking Bureau.

Family Life

A native of Ida County, Iowa, he died in Glendale, Arizona, at the age of seventy-four.

Associated With

Robert F. Kennedy, Hughes' Democratic political colleague and personal friend, convinced him to run for a seat in the United States Senate.