Charles Merrill Hough
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit|
August 21, 1916 – April 22, 1927
|Appointed by||Woodrow Wilson|
|Preceded by||Emile Lacombe|
|Succeeded by||Augustus Hand|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York|
June 27, 1906 – August 21, 1916
|Appointed by||Theodore Roosevelt|
|Preceded by||Seat established|
|Succeeded by||Martin Manton|
May 18, 1858|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||April 22, 1927
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College|
In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt named Hough to a newly created judgeship on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. After Hough served on that court for ten years, in 1916 President Woodrow Wilson promoted Hough to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, on which he served until his death in 1927.
Hough was a highly respected judge and was admired by his colleague Learned Hand, according to Hand's biography by Gerald Gunther. His views were considered very conservative, especially in civil liberties cases. Hough was a recognized expert in admiralty law.
- Charles Merrill Hough at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|New seat||Judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
|Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
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