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(J.R.H. 86)

Offered by: Representative Masland of Thetford.

Whereas, Charles W. Hughes was a scholarly musicologist and enthusiastic Thetford historian, and

Whereas, after earning both undergraduate and doctoral degrees from Columbia University, he journeyed to Paris where he and his bride Fannie studied under the renowned French musical pedagogue Nadia Boulanger, and

Whereas, after returning to the United States, Charles W. Hughes embarked on a distinguished career as a professor of music at the City University of New York that included heading the music department at Hunter College, and

Whereas, he was the author of the book "American Hymns, Old and New", and

Whereas, aside from his illustrious life as a music educator in New York, Charles W. Hughes for three-quarters of a century was a resident, initially as a summer musician at Camp Hanoum, and ultimately on a permanent basis, of Thetford, and

Whereas, he was the author of two histories of Thetford, entitled, "Beloved Village, Reminiscences of Thetford Hill, Vt., 1921-1985", and "The Mills and Villages of Thetford Center, Vermont," and

Whereas, Charles W. Hughes was a gardener, antique collector, auctioneer, photographer, concert performer, and much beloved citizen of Thetford, and

Whereas, he lived his 98 years to the fullest, and will be missed and fondly remembered by the people of Thetford, and

Whereas, he donated a three acre parcel in Thetford Center village, now known as Hughes Common, to remain forever open for the enjoyment of the people of the town he loved, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly recognizes the many accomplishments of Charles W. Hughes and extends its condolences to the members of his extended family, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Claudine Moore and to the Thetford Historical Society.