George E. Pugh
|George Ellis Pugh|
|United States Senator
March 4, 1855 – March 4, 1861
|Preceded by||Salmon P. Chase|
|Succeeded by||Salmon P. Chase|
|3rd Ohio Attorney General|
January 12, 1852 – January 9, 1854
|Preceded by||Joseph McCormick|
|Succeeded by||George Wythe McCook|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Hamilton County district
December 4, 1848 – December 1, 1850
Serving with Alexander Long and five others
|Preceded by||four others|
|Succeeded by||five others|
November 28, 1822|
|Died||July 19, 1876
|Resting place||Spring Grove Cemetery|
|Alma mater||Miami University|
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Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Pugh attended Miami University. He began practicing law in 1843, later serving as a captain in the 4th Ohio Regiment in the Mexican-American War. After serving in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1848 to 1850, he served as State Attorney General from 1852 to 1854. Pugh served a single term in the United States Senate from 1855 to 1861, losing a re-election bid to Salmon P. Chase, whom he had replaced. Pugh ran for the lieutenant governorship in 1863 and the United States House of Representatives in 1864, losing both times.
George Ellis Pugh descended from Ellis Pugh, Sr. (1656–1718), an early Welsh immigrant to Pennsylvania. Ellis was a Quaker minister who, with his wife Sinah, emigrated to Pennsylvania to escape religious persecution in 1686. George's branch of this line migrated from Philadelphia to Prince George, Virginia, Bush River, South Carolina and Cincinnati, Ohio. George was the son of Lot and Rachel (Anthony) Pugh, who were married in Hamilton County, Ohio, on July 7, 1814. George had three brothers and a sister.
- United States Congress. "George E. Pugh (id: P000560)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- George E. Pugh at Find a Grave
- "Pugh, George Ellis". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. 1900.
|Attorney General of Ohio
George Wythe McCook
|United States Senate|
Salmon P. Chase
|U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Ohio
Served alongside: Benjamin F. Wade
Salmon P. Chase