Richard R. Hough
Hough was born in Trenton, New Jersey, and attended Trenton High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1939 and a graduate degree in 1940 in electrical engineering from Princeton University. While at Princeton, he was on the school's swimming team and set several world records in that sport.
He died in a crash in 1992, when the private plane he was piloting experienced engine failure near Concord, New Hampshire.
- Hough's bio at IEEE History Center, written 1980
- Memorial Tribute to Hough, 1993, National Academy of Engineering