Samuel Johnson Pugh

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

Samuel Johnson Pugh
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1901
Preceded byThomas H. Paynter
Succeeded byJames Nicholas Kehoe
Member of the Kentucky Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1850-01-28)January 28, 1850
Greenup County, Kentucky
DiedApril 17, 1922(1922-04-17) (aged 72)
Vanceburg, Kentucky
Resting placeGreenlawn Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
Alma materCentre College

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 November 6, 1894 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 Woodland Cemetery.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 9th congressional district

1895 – 1901
Succeeded by