Collection Title: William Hughes (HUG)
Inclusive Dates: 1990-2001
Size: 1.0 linear foot
Scope and Contents:
Personal papers relating to William Hughes’ work as a newspaper contributor, radio commentator, and Irish-American activist; includes 19 audio and 6 video tapes.
William Hughes was born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 23, 1937 and grew up in Locust Point. He graduated from Calvert Hall High School in 1955 and worked as a longshoreman before earning his law degree from the University of Baltimore in 1964. In 1966, Hughes was a Special Assistant State's Attorney. From 1969 to 1981, he served in the City Solicitor's Office of Baltimore, and as Chief of its Litigation Division from 1977 to 1981. He has taught at the University of Baltimore School of Law and Dundalk Community College.
In addition, Hughes made a name for himself as an Irish-American activist. He wrote political commentary for the Baltimore City Paper, Maryland Life Magazine, and the Baltimore Chronicle and was a radio commentator for WBAI's Radio Free Eireann in New York City from 1994 to 1997. He is the author of Creating a New Ireland: A Tribute to the Irish Lobby, a collection of essays on Irish freedom.
The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by William Hughes on July 31, 2001.