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Henry Hughes Hough
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Birth: Jan. 8, 1871, Saint Pierre And Miquelon
Death: Sep. 9, 1943
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Rear Admiral. The son of Charles Thatcher Hough and Sarah Hughes; he was a member of the DC Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1891. During the Spanish American War he served aboard the torpedo-boat, USS Morris. He married Flaurence Oliphant Ward in New York on April 16, 1901. His staff assignments included duties as Naval Attach at Paris and at St. Petersburg from 1911 to 1914; a representative to the Prisoner of War Conference at Berne, Switzerland in 1918 and the Director of Naval Intelligence from December 20, 1923 to September 1, 1925. He commanded the USS Wilmington (1914-1915); the USS Utah (1919-1921) and the USS New York (1921-1922). He was the military Governor of the Virgin Island from September 16, 1922 to December 3, 1923; the first appointed who was not born on US soil and also the first appointed as a Captain. Promoted to Rear Admiral in 1924, he commanded the Yangtze Patrol from 1925-1926; was instrumental in the successful evacuation of British and American citizens from Nanking. He retired in 1935. He was decorated Officer of the French Legion of Honor.
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  Flaurence Oliphant Ward Hough (1877 - 1970)
Rear Admiral
United States Navy
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 2 Site 1144-NH
Created by: Thom Painter
Record added: Sep 06, 2009
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Henry Hughes Hough
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Henry Hughes Hough
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