Burlington County honored one of its own Sunday with a plaque unveiling at the Florence birth site of the late Gov. Richard J. Hughes.
The inscription reads: “Richard J. Hughes, 1909-1992. This plaque commemorates the birth of Richard J. Hughes in the house on August 10, 1909. He became governor of New Jersey from 1962 to 1970. He served as chief justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court from 1972 to 1979.
The picture above shows, from left: Burlington County Democratic Chairman Joe Andl; Richard Dennison, Jr.; Richard Dennison; and Jay Coltre, candidate for Burlington County Sheriff.
Sons of the late governor John and Brian Hughes both attended the ceremony, which was sponsored by the Florence Garden Club and Florence Historical Society.