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Marvin Hughitt

Marvin Hughitt (August 9, 1837 –– January 6, 1928) was an American railroad tycoon from New York. Interested in telegraphy at a young age, Hughitt quickly mastered the trade and moved to Chicago, Illinois to work. He came to the attention of the St. Louis, Alton and Chicago Railroad, who hired him to coordinate trains. This began a long career in rail, culminating in the presidency of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad (1887–1910). He also served as president of two of its subsidiary lines, the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley and the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1837, Died 1928 (Lake Forest)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922

Roles Represented in DAHR: performer

Notes: Marvin Hughitt was president of the Chicago & North Western Railroad.


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Edison 1571 Not documented 7/25/1922 Direct Wire Telegraph Message Marvin Hughitt Morse code performer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hughitt, Marvin," accessed August 1, 2021,

Hughitt, Marvin. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 1, 2021, from

"Hughitt, Marvin." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 1 August 2021.

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