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July 10, 2014

SFC Mourns the Loss of Dr. Arthur Hughes

It is with much sadness that we announce that the beloved, long-time history professor Arthur Hughes passed away Wednesday, July 9.


Sunday, July 13
and 7:00-9:00pm.

Lloyd's Funeral Home
214-43 39th Ave.
Bayside, NY 11361

Funeral Mass

Monday, July 14

Sacred Heart Church
215-35 38th Ave.
Bayside, NY 11361

The Hughes Family has requested in lieu of flowers that gifts can be made to St. Francis College for the Dr. Arthur Hughes Scholarship. Please send all memorial gifts to St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201. Make checks payable to St. Francis College, in memo section please note Dr. Arthur Hughes Scholarship.

Dr. Hughes was a professor at St. Francis for 47 years. He was a member of the College's Duns Scotus Honor Society and was well known for his lecture series which was open not just to students but to all members of the community.

Dr. Hughes wrote the textbooks, Man in Time, American Government, and The American Presidency, as well as the biography Richard M. Nixon, for which he was invited to the White House. He has also written novels, including Crispus Attucks, and Patrick Callahan: A Life in Brooklyn. Dr. Hughes was an inveterate poet, who in addition to his yearly Christmas poem, wrote many collections of poems, especially on birds.

These poems and some of his essays, as well as links to his books will be found on which will be set up in the coming months.

At the 2008 Winter Commencement Dr. Hughes told the audience what made him particularly proud to teach at SFC. The students "want to do well, which is natural, but they want to do good in doing well.”

Arthur Hughes was 85.

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