Elmer Hough

Biographical Sketches of Members of Congress, Members of the Legislature,
Officers of the State Governement and judges of the Supreme Court of Appeals,
West Virigina, 1917

Source:
West Virginia Legislative Hand Book and Manual and Official Register, 1917,
Compiled and Edited by John T. Harris, Clerk of the Senate,
The Tribune Printing Co., Charleston, West Va.
pgs. 719 – 770

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES

pg. 726

HOUGH, ELMER. (Republican.) Address: Wells-
burg, West Va. Born in Westmoreland county, Pennsyl-
vania, January 15, 1866; educated in the common schools
and at California, (Pa.,) Normal and Ada University, Ohio;
is a civil engineer by profession and is also engaged in the
coal business; has served as President of the following or-
ganizations: Wellsburg Board of Trade, Wellsburg Board
of Education and the West Virginia S. A. A.; elected to the
Senate from the First District in 1916; is a hold-over Sena-
tor; committee assignments in 1917: Mines and Mining
(Chairman), Forfeited and Unappropriated Lands (Chair-
man); Privileges and Elections, Education, Roads and
Navigation, Penitentiary, Militia, Public Library.

Submitted by: Valerie Crook