George E. Pugh

George Ellis Pugh ( born November 28, 1822 in Cincinnati, Ohio; † July 19, 1876 ) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. From 1855 to 1861 he sat for the U.S. state of Ohio in the Senate.


Pugh was born in Cincinnati, the son of Anthony Pugh. Its ancestors were Welsh immigrants. He studied at Miami University Jura. In 1843 he opened a law firm in Cincinnati. In the Mexican-American War, he was involved as a soldier. In the House of Representatives from Ohio he sat from 1848 to 1850. 1852 he was appointed Attorney General of Ohio. This office he held until 1854.

In 1855 he was elected as the successor of Salmon P. Chase in the Senate. Chase him could remove the seat again in 1861 and moved again in the Senate. 1863 and 1864 he lost two elections. He wanted to be Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, but lost to Charles Anderson. Likewise, he ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. He retired from politics and practiced until his death again as a lawyer.

George Pugh had three brothers and one sister. In 1840 he married Theresa Chalfant with whom he had three children. It is located on the Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati buried.