John Hughes loved entrepreneurship before entrepreneurship was cool.
In the days before ‘Shark Tank,’ entrepreneurship didn’t have the appeal it has today, said his son-in-law and former Fannie May Candies COO Michael Hennessy.
Hughes, originally from Beloit, passed away at age 94 on April 28. He encouraged others to forge ahead in uncertainty to discover the joys and successes associated with working for oneself. He was not only successful in business, but also left behind a legacy of entrepreneurship education at Beloit College and beyond.
“He became a prototypical example of the self-made person. He was the best-read person and the most fiercely intelligent person I knew who was a high school drop out,” said Beloit College Professor Emeritus…