Robert Malone Bugg

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Robert Malone Bugg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Preceded by Meredith P. Gentry
Succeeded by John V. Wright
Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1805-01-20)January 20, 1805
Boydton, Virginia
Died February 18, 1887(1887-02-18) (aged 82)
Lynnville, Tennessee
Political party Whig
Spouse(s) Martha Patsy Laird Bugg

Ann Mariah Bugg Zachariah Pennington Bugg

John Laird Bugg

Sarah Elizabeth Bugg

Robert Malone Bugg

Henry Martin Bugg

Samantha Bugg

George Booth Bugg

Martha Mildred Bugg

teacher farmer


Robert Malone Bugg was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for Tennessee's 7th congressional district.


Bugg was born in Boydton, Virginia in Mecklenburg County on January 20, 1805, the son of John and Sarah Malone Bugg. He attended public schools. He married Martha Patsy Laird, and they had nine children, Ann Mariah, Zachariah Pennington, John Laird, Sarah Elizabeth, Robert Malone, Henry Martin, Samantha, George Booth, and Martha Mildred.[1]


Bugg moved to Tennessee, and settled in Williamson County in 1825, where he taught school for several years. He then moved to Giles County and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was a justice of the peace in 1840. He served as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1851 and 1852.[2]

Elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress, Bugg served from March 4, 1853 to March 3, 1855, but he declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1854.[3] He resumed agricultural pursuits, and served in the Tennessee Senate in 1871 and 1872.


Bugg died in Lynnville, Tennessee in Giles County on February 18, 1887 (age 82 years, 29 days). He is interred at McLaurine Cemetery near Lynnville, Tennessee.[4]


  1. ^ "Robert Malone Bugg". Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Robert Malone Bugg". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Robert Malone Bugg". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Robert Malone Bugg". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Meredith P. Gentry
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
John V. Wright