Sherman Shares - October 2011
Harold Hughes, D.C.
Regent Harold Hughes, D.C., one of the college’s longest standing supporters, died on October 1, surrounded by his family.
After serving in WWII, he graduated from Palmer College, a student of Dr. Lyle Sherman for whom the college is named. His support for Sherman began shortly after the college’s founding when he was looking for a chiropractic college with his sons Brad and Tom.
“I knew if [Dr. Sherman] was associated with the college, it was a place I wanted to support,” said Hughes.
Hughes began practicing in Auburn, WA, in 1948 and continued his chiropractic practice for 63 years, working until his death. Two of his sons, Tom and Brad, graduated from Sherman and joined their father in practice.
His love of the chiropractic profession and tireless work to advance it won him many honors throughout the years, including Chiropractor of the Year in Washington in 1969, as well as Chiropractor of the Year by the International Chiropractic Association in 1984 and by Sherman College in 1996. Hughes designed and minted silver coins in 1970 commemorating the 75th anniversary of the birth of chiropractic, with the proceeds from the sale of the coins funding scholarships for chiropractic students. He served on many chiropractic boards throughout the U.S. and was a Regent of Sherman College for more than 30 years.
“This is a huge loss for the chiropractic profession,” said Sherman President Dr. Jon Schwartzbauer. “I think about how fortunate I am to have been able to spend some time with Dr. Hughes. He was an inspiration to me, his patients and his colleagues.”.
Most recently Hughes made the decision to print a lost text of BJ Palmer's he had been entrusted with by one of the editors from the original in 1929. After more than 400 hours of editing and preparation, he had just recently approved the final text and cover. It is to be sent for printing this coming week.
He is survived by his wife, Peg, a daughter, Judi Hughes Roland, sons Thomas A. Hughes, D.C., ’88, and H. Brad Hughes D.C., ’81, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.