PUGSLEY, Jacob Joseph, (1838 - 1920)


“The U.S. House of Representatives - Portraits of Congressmen” (detail), Once a Week newspaper, 1891, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

PUGSLEY, Jacob Joseph, a Representative from Ohio; born in Dutchess County, N.Y., January 25, 1838; moved to Ohio with his parents in 1839; was graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Dayton, Ohio; moved to Hillsboro and continued the practice of law; member of the State house of representatives 1880-1883; served in the State senate in 1886 and 1887; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); was not a candidate for renomination in 1890; resided in Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio, where he died February 5, 1920; interment in Hillsboro Cemetery.