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Charles Evans Hughes had, outwardly, such a cold austerity that, whatever his inward warmth, he is hard to transfer to paper. That is a pity in many ways, for he lived an extraordinarily full life as lawyer, public servant, and judge, of rare distinction in each capacity. In addition, he was head of our highest Court in a period of crisis for it, perhaps the most spectacular and notorious crisis of its history. The story of his life cries out to be told; and yet his personality eludes. Of course Hollywood will approach it in time and without hesitation, though one wonders what the result will be.

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Book Review: Charles Evans Hughes and the Supreme Court, 26 Notre Dame Lawyer 765 (1951)

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