John H. Pugh

John Howard Pugh ( born June 23, 1827 in Unionville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, † April 30, 1905 in Burlington, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1877 and 1879 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Pugh attended the common schools and the Friends School in Westtown. In 1847, he worked as a teacher in Marietta. After a subsequent study medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and his 1852 was admitted as a doctor, he started working in Bristol in this profession. In 1854 he moved his residence and his doctor's office to Burlington, New Jersey. During the Civil War he was in Beverly physician in a military hospital of the Union Army. He renounced his salary. Pugh was active in the banking sector and was for 36 years president of the Mechanics' National Bank of Burlington.

Politically, he was a member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1876 he was in the second electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Samuel A. Dobbins on March 4, 1877. As he said Democrats Hezekiah Bradley Smith was defeated in 1878, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1879.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives John Pugh practiced as a doctor again. He was also a member of the Board of Education of the State of New Jersey. He died on April 30, 1905 in Burlington, where he was also buried.