Robert Malone Bugg

Robert Malone Bugg ( born January 20, 1805 in Boydton, Mecklenburg County, Virginia; † February 18, 1887 in Lynnville, Tennessee ) was an American politician. From 1853 to 1855 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Robert Bugg attended the public schools of his home. In 1825 he moved to the Williamson County, Tennessee, where he worked as a teacher for several years. Later he moved to the Giles County, where he was engaged in farming and in 1840 was Justice of the Peace.

Politically, Bugg member of the Whig party. In 1851 and 1852 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Tennessee. In the congressional elections of 1852 he was in the seventh election district of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Meredith Poindexter Gentry on March 4, 1853. Since he resigned in 1854 to further candidacy, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1855. These were determined by the events and discussions that preceded the Civil War. It focused mainly on the question of slavery.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Robert Bugg again worked in agriculture. He returned in 1871 to the political scene back in this year he was elected to the Senate from Tennessee. This mandate he held until 1872. He died on 18 February 1887 in Lynnville.