Robert H. Nugen

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Robert Hunter Nugen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 15th district
In office
March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863
Preceded by William Helmick
Succeeded by James R. Morris
Personal details
Born (1809-07-16)July 16, 1809
Washington County, Pennsylvania
Died February 28, 1872(1872-02-28) (aged 62)
Newcomerstown, Ohio
Resting place Newcomerstown Cemetery
Political party Democratic

Robert Hunter Nugen (July 16, 1809 – February 28, 1872) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio during the American Civil War.

Born near Hallidays Cove, Washington County, Pennsylvania, Nugen moved to Ohio in 1811 with his parents, who settled in Columbiana County, Ohio. He received a limited education. He moved to Tuscarawas County in 1828 and engaged in agricultural pursuits, as well as being a contractor for some time. He held several local political offices and was delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Charleston in 1860.

Nugen was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861 - March 3, 1863).

Retiring from politics, Nugen was the superintendent of the Ohio Canal until his death in Newcomerstown, Ohio, on February 28, 1872. He was interred in Newcomerstown Cemetery.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Helmick
United States Representative from Ohio's 15th congressional district
Succeeded by
James R. Morris