Samuel Johnson Pugh

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Samuel Johnson Pugh
A dark-haired man in his early forties with a long, black mustache. He is wearing a black coat, white shirt, and black tie.
Photograph of Samuel Pugh, circa 1890
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1901
Preceded by Thomas H. Paynter
Succeeded by James Nicholas Kehoe
Member of the Kentucky Senate
In office
Personal details
Born (1850-01-28)January 28, 1850
Greenup County, Kentucky
Died April 17, 1922(1922-04-17) (aged 72)
Vanceburg, Kentucky
Resting place Greenlawn Cemetery
Political party Republican
Alma mater Centre College
Profession Lawyer

Samuel Johnson Pugh (January 28, 1850 – April 17, 1922) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Born in Greenup County, Kentucky, Pugh moved with his parents to Lewis County in 1852. He attended Chandler's Select School, Rand's Academy, and Centre College, Danville, Kentucky.

He studied law and was admitted to the bar, commencing practice in Vanceburg, Kentucky.

He held the following positions:

  • City attorney, 1872–1873
  • Master commissioner of the circuit court, 1874–1880
  • County attorney, 1878–1886
  • County judge, 1886–1890
  • Delegate to the State constitutional convention, 1890–1891
  • State senator, 1893–1894

Pugh was elected as a Republican to the 54th, 55th, and 56th Congresses (March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1901).

He resumed the practice of law in Vanceburg, Kentucky and died there April 17, 1922. He was interred in Greenlawn Cemetery.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas H. Paynter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 9th congressional district

1895 – 1901
Succeeded by
James N. Kehoe