Riverview Cemetery

Hough, Arthur

Arthur was born to George and Mary Hough on January 8, 1848, in Jefferson City. His first job was at a large department store, but he later decided to be a clerk on a Mississippi River steamboat. In 1970, Hough decided to study law, and moved to Kansas City. He worked in the office of his brother, Judge Warwick Hough, as well as for the clerk of the Jackson County circuit court. After being admitted to the bar, Hough worked as a clerk for the Missouri General Assembly. He moved to Jefferson City, and became invested in the state’s capital. He vehemently campaigned against moving the Capitol to Sedalia, and was largely responsible for the establishment of the Jefferson City Public Library, as well as Andrew Carnegie’s involvement in the project.