September 6, 1990
William Silent Hughes, former president of the independent investment banking firm Wagenseller & Durst Inc., has died. He was 84. Hughes died Sunday at his San Marino home of degenerative heart disease and complications of old age. He was a governor of the New York Stock Exchange from 1966 to 1969 and a governor of the Pacific Stock Exchange from 1978 to 1984. Hughes also was a governor of the National Assn. of Security Dealers, a governor of the Investment Bankers Assn.