PUGH, Samuel Johnson, (1850 - 1922)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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PUGH, Samuel Johnson, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Greenup County, Ky., January 28, 1850; moved with his parents to Lewis County in 1852; attended Chandler’s Select School, Rand’s Academy, and Centre College, Danville, Ky.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Vanceburg, Lewis County, Ky.; city attorney in 1872 and 1873; master commissioner of the circuit court 1874-1880; county attorney 1878-1886; county judge 1886-1890; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1890 and 1891; member of the State senate in 1893 and 1894; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth, and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1901); resumed the practice of law in Vanceburg, Ky., and died there April 17, 1922; interment in Greenlawn Cemetery.