Hughes was a native of Watertown, MA., and a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He practiced law in Boston and was a strong public supporter of the Irish Republican movement. In 1920 he was one of the founders of the American Association for the Recognition of the Irish Republic. Hughes died in Boston.
From the description of John T. Hughes Papers, 1921-1945. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 32006903