Sam Hughes

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Birthday
8, 1853
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Aug 23, 1921 (68)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
8, 1853
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Aug 23, 1921 (68)

About

After representing the Victoria North constituency as a Member of Parliament, this Liberal-Conservative Party politician became Canada's World War I-era Minister of Militia and Defense.

Before Fame

After studying at the University of Toronto, he began publishing a newspaper called The Victoria Warder.

Trivia

In the late 1800s, he took part in combat during the Second Boer War.

Family Life

His marriage to Mary Burk resulted in a son, Garnet Hughes, who pursued a military career.

Associated With

He served as Minister of Militia and Defense under the government of Canadian Prime Minister Robert Borden.