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Hough, Lynn Harold, 1877-1971



Lynn Harold Hough was born on September 10, 1877, in Cadiz, Ohio, son of Franklin M. and Eunice Richey (Giles) Hough. He served as the 14th President of Northwestern University for approximately one year, beginning in July of 1919. Hough was also an active Methodist minister throughout his life. He died in New York City on July 14, 1971.

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Lynn Harold Hough (1877-1971) Papers

Identifier: 3/14
Abstract The Hough Papers reflect the brief tenure (July 1, 1919, to October 1, 1920) of an individual who had had no previous pertinent experience for the position of a university president, who apparently had been elected out of desperation as a compromise candidate, and who was absent from his office during most of his presidency because of preaching activities, travel, and illness. Hough was evidently an excellent preacher of sermons (in the U.S. and abroad), a competent writer of essays and...
Dates: 1919-1955