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Benson Hough was born in Delaware County, Ohio, and is highly regarded for his service in the military and numerous Ohio judicial positions and the U.S. Federal Court. He served as Ohio Adjutant General from 1915-1916. The men of the 42nd Infantry Division, whom Hough had commanded in France during World War I, dedicated this plaque in his honor.

 

Hough Memorial

MAJOR GENERAL BENSON W. HOUGH

1875 1935

BORN IN DELAWARE COUNTY

ENLISTED CO. K. 4TH INF. O. N. G.-1892

OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY-1896

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY LAW-1899

ADJUTANT GENERAL OF OHIO 1915-1916

COLONEL COMMANDING 166TH U.S. INF. 42ND DIV. 1917-1919

MAJOR GENERAL COMMANDING 37TH DIV 1920-1935

JUDGE SUPREME COURT OF OHIO 1920-1922

U. S. DISTRICT ATTORNEY 1922-1925

FEDERAL JUDGE SOUTHER DISTRICT OF OHIO 1925-1935

HON. MEMBER SUPREME COUNCIL

ANCIENT ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE 33

DEDICATED TO HIS MEMORY ON THIS 14TH DAY OF JULY 1937

BY HIS CONRADES OF THE RAINBOW (42ND) DIVISON.

Hough, Benson W.

 

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