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David Hough (March 13, 1753 – April 18, 1831) was a U.S. Representative from New Hampshire.

Born in Norwich, Connecticut, Hough attended the common schools and worked for a while as a ship carpenter. He moved to Lebanon, New Hampshire, in 1778. He served as member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1788, 1789, and 1794. He was also a Justice of the Peace and a colonel of militia. He served as delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1783 and was a commissioner of valuation in 1798.

Hough was elected as a Federalist to the Eighth and Ninth Congresses (March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1807). Subsequently, he engaged in agricultural pursuits, and he died in Lebanon, April 18, 1831. He was interred in the cemetery in the southern vicinity of Lebanon.

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