John H. Pugh

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John Howard Pugh
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879
Preceded by Samuel A. Dobbins
Succeeded by Hezekiah Bradley Smith
Personal details
Born June 23, 1827
Unionville, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Died April 30, 1905(1905-04-30) (aged 77)
Burlington, New Jersey
Political party Republican
Profession Politician

John Howard Pugh (June 23, 1827 – April 30, 1905), was a Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1877-1879.

Born in Unionville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, Pugh attended the common schools and the Friends' School, Westtown, Pennsylvania. He taught school in Marietta, Pennsylvania, in 1847. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1852, and began the practice of his profession in Bristol, Pennsylvania, that year. He moved to Burlington, New Jersey, in 1854 and continued the practice of medicine. During the Civil War, he served as a physician without compensation at the United States general hospital in Beverly, New Jersey. He served as president of the Mechanics' National Bank of Burlington for thirty-six years.

Pugh was elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth Congress, serving in office from March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1878 to the Forty-sixth Congress.

After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of medicine, and served as member of the State board of education. He died in Burlington, New Jersey, April 30, 1905, and was interred in Saint Mary's Episcopal Churchyard in Burlington.[1]


  1. ^ St. Mary's Churchyard at The Political Graveyard. Accessed August 21, 2007.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel A. Dobbins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1877–March 3, 1879
Succeeded by
Hezekiah Bradley Smith