Record Unit 7061, Hough, William Jervis, 1795-1869, William Jervis Hough Papers, 1846-1847, 1896-1901
William Jervis Hough (1795-1869), lawyer, served as a congressman from New York, 1845-1847. He was appointed a Regent of the Smithsonian Institution in August 1846. Hough attended the Board of Regents' first meeting in the fall of 1846, and served as Secretary of that body. Hough was also on the Smithsonian Building Committee. After his term as congressman ended, Hough returned to law practice in New York State.