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Hough, Sue Metzger

House 1923-24 (District 34)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus

Counties Served:  Hennepin

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 11/22/1883 (uncertain)
Birth Place: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 12/28/1980
Gender: Female
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
Former Name: Dickey
City of Residence (when first elected): Minneapolis
Occupation (when first elected): Lawyer; Farm Lands, City Real Estate, and Investments; Minneapolis Office

EDUCATION

Central High School, Minneapolis; Secondary; Graduate
Finishing School; Postsecondary; East
University of Chicago, Law School; Studied Law; 4 years

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Agency: Minnesota Department of Public Welfare (Employee); 1939 to 1959

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Frank Hough (married on January 2, 1912)
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

She was one of the first four women to serve in the Minnesota Legislature. The others were: Myrtle Cain, Hannah Johnson Kempfer, and Mabeth Hurd Paige. All four were elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives.

She was a member of the Republican Party. (Minnesota Legislative Commission on the Economic Status of Women)

She ran unsuccessfully for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1924, 1926, 1930, and 1934 elections.

Her grandfather, John Dickey, and her uncle, Oliver J. Dickey both served in the Pennsylvania House and Senate. They also served in the United States House of Representatives.

Her birth year is listed as 1883 by the social security death index and 1882 on her death certificate.

She moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota when she was a baby or when she was 2 years old. She lived in Chicago, Illinois from 1912-1916, then returned to Minnesota.

Total Days Served: 735

SESSIONS SERVED

43rd Legislative Session (1923-1924)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 34
Elected: 11/7/1922
Residence: Minneapolis
Term of Office: 1/2/1923 to 1/5/1925
Counties Represented: Hennepin
Occupation: Lawyer; Farm Lands, City Real Estate, and Investments; Minneapolis Office
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus Party Notes: She was a member of the Republican Party. (Minnesota Legislative Commission on the Economic Status of Women)
Committees:
  • Cities of the First Class
  • Crime Prevention
  • Markets and Marketing
  • Motor Vehicles and Motor Tax Laws
  • Public Utilities
  • Taxes and Tax Laws
Articles & Books About
Stuhler, Barbara and Gretchen Kreuter. "Women Legislators: Sue Dickey Hough." Women of Minnesota: Selected Biographical Essays, St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1998, p. 264-265.

Foster, Mary Dillon. "Sue M. Dickey Hough." Who's Who Among Minnesota Women, St. Paul: M.D. Foster, 1924.

Buell, C.J. "Mrs. Sue M. Dickey Hough." The Minnesota Legislature of 1923, p. 9-10.