As the nation mourns the loss of former President George H.W. Bush, the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University asked Ambassador Hughes to reflect on his experiences serving in the U.S. House of Representatives under the 41st president.
"I have so many fond memories of my service with the first President Bush," Hughes said.
“He was above all a lovely human being, which was evident throughout his many careers in public life. When he served in the House, he loved our gym, and it was not unusual for him during his presidency to show up and greet his former colleagues at least once a year,” Hughes recalled.
Photographs of Hughes and Bush as well as correspondence are among more than 200 pieces of memorabilia displayed in the Hughes Center.