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John Pugh (June 2, 1761 – July 13, 1842) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Pugh was born in Hilltown Township, Pennsylvania. He briefly served in the American Revolutionary War as a captain in the Pennsylvania militia. He engaged in agricultural and mercantile pursuits, and served as justice of the peace. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1800 to 1804.

Pugh was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Ninth and Tenth Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1808 to the Eleventh Congress. He was register of wills and recorder of deeds of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, from 1810 to 1821. He died in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and was buried in the Presbyterian Churchyard.


  • United States Congress. "John Pugh (id: P000562)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert Brown
Frederick Conrad
Isaac Van Horne
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district

1805–1809 alongside: Robert Brown
1805–1807 alongside: Frederick Conrad
1807–1809 alongside: William Milnor
Succeeded by
Robert Brown
William Milnor
John Ross