Jacob J. Pugsley

Jacob Joseph Pugsley (* January 25, 1838 in Dutchess County, New York, † February 5, 1920 in Hillsboro, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1887 and 1891 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Already in 1839 came Jacob Pugsley with his parents to Ohio, where he later studied at the Miami University in Oxford. After studying law and qualifying as a lawyer, he started working in Dayton in this profession. Later he moved his residence and his law firm to Hillsboro in Highland County. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. Between 1880 and 1883 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio; in the years 1886 and 1887 he was a member of the State Senate.

In the congressional elections of 1886 Pugsley was in the twelfth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Albert C. Thompson on March 4, 1887. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1891 two legislative sessions. In 1890 he gave up another candidacy. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Jacob Pugsley did not occur in a political phenomenon. He died on February 5, 1920 in Hillsboro, where he was also buried.