[Commemorative plaque for Sarah T. Hughes Reading Room]

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Photograph of a commemorative plaque for the reading room, in honor of Judge Sarah T. Hughes. The plaque reads, "The Judge Sarah T. Hughes Reading Room established September 1996 to honor the leadership and works of Sarah Tilghman Hughes August 2, 1896 - April 23, 1985; 'It is the responsibility of every individual to measure up, to grow in concern for community, nation, and world, in order to assure any role whatever for individual freedom.' - Judge Hughes; As she believed, she lived. When elected in 1930, Sarah T. Hughes was the youngest woman to serve in the Texas House ... continued below

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1 photograph : col. ; 15 x 10 cm.

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Creator: Unknown. 1996.

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Photograph of a commemorative plaque for the reading room, in honor of Judge Sarah T. Hughes. The plaque reads, "The Judge Sarah T. Hughes Reading Room established September 1996 to honor the leadership and works of Sarah Tilghman Hughes August 2, 1896 - April 23, 1985; 'It is the responsibility of every individual to measure up, to grow in concern for community, nation, and world, in order to assure any role whatever for individual freedom.' - Judge Hughes; As she believed, she lived. When elected in 1930, Sarah T. Hughes was the youngest woman to serve in the Texas House of Representatives. In 1935 she became the first woman to serve as a Texas District Judge. She was elected every four years until 1961, when she became the first woman justice of the United States District Court of North Texas and the second woman to serve as a District Judge in the United States. She was the only woman to give the oath of office to a President of the United States, swearing in Lyndon B. Johnson in 1963. She also was an active community and professional leader, serving as a founding member of Hoblitzelle Foundation and as national president and international vice-president of the Federation of Business and Professional Women. Judge Hughes honored the Archives of the University of North Texas with the gift of her papers."

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1 photograph : col. ; 15 x 10 cm.

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  • Preferred Citation: University Photograph Collection (U0458), University of North Texas Special Collections

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[Commemorative plaque for Sarah T. Hughes Reading Room], photograph, 1996; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc851134/: accessed November 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.