Hough, Warwick was born on January 26, 1836 in Loudoun Company, Virginia, United States. Son of George W. and Mary C. (Shawen) Hough.
Moved to Missouri, 1838. Bachelor of Arts, University of Missouri, 1854. A.M., 1857 (Doctor of Laws, 1881).
Shortly after graduation appointed assistant state geologist, Missouri. Studied law 1857-1859. Admitted to bar, 1859.
Secretary Missouri Senate, 1858-1861. Adjutant general Missouri, 1861. Secretary of state of Missouri until December 1863.
Resigned to enter C.S.A. Served on staff Lieutenant General Polk, General S. D. Lee, Lieutenant General Taylor. Surrendered in 1865; practiced law Memphis, Tennessee, 1865-1867, Kansas City, 1867-1874.
Judge Supreme Court of the Missouri, 1874-1884 (chief justice, 1882-1884). Judge St. Louis Circuit Court, 1901-1907. Then engaged in practice of law.