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William Jervis HOUGH

(1795-1869)

HOUGH, William Jervis, a Representative from New York; born in Cazenovia, N.Y., March 20, 1795; completed preparatory studies; moved to Madison County; studied law; practiced in Syracuse, N.Y.; member of the State assembly in 1835 and 1836; general in the State militia; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); resumed the practice of law in Syracuse, N.Y., where he died October 4, 1869; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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