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Hugh Price Hughes (1847-1902)

Hugh Price Hughes was born in Carmarthen.

He studied at University College London and Richmond College and entered the Wesleyan ministry in 1869.

He founded the Methodist Times in 1885, and in 1887 was chosen as the first Superintendent of the new West London Mission, one of the successful experiments of the Forward Movement.

Hughes was elected President of Conference in 1898 and participated in the Grindelward conversations between Anglicans and Free Churchmen in 1892-95. He was one of the founders of the National Evangelical Free Church Council and served as its first President in 1896.

Hughes was deeply interested in politics and became prominent in 1890 for his attacks on the Irish politician Charles Parnell. He was instrumental in bringing the Wesleyan Methodists closer to the Liberal party.

Source: Encyclopedia of World Methodism and Who was Who 1897-1914

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