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George Ellis Pugh

George Ellis Pugh, American senator. member Ohio House of Representatives (Democrat), 1848-1850; member United States Senate from Ohio, 1855-1861, advocated congressional non-intervention in slavery question in territories, opposed proslavery Lecompton Constitution for Kansas, 1858.

Background

  • Pugh, George Ellis was born on November 28, 1822 in Cincinnati. Son of Lot and Rachel (Anthony) Pugh.

  • Education

    • Graduate Miami University, Oxford, O., 1840.

    Career

    • Admitted to Ohio bar, 1843. Served as captain 4th Ohio Infantry, Mexican War, 1848-1850. Member Ohio House of Representatives (Democrat), 1848-1850.

      City solicitor Cincinnati, 1850. Attorney general Ohio, 1852-1854. Member United States Senate from Ohio, 1855-1861, advocated congressional non-intervention in slavery question in territories, opposed proslavery Lecompton Constitution for Kansas, 1858.

      Head of Ohio delegation to Democratic Convention, Charleston, South Carolina., 1860. Delegate Democratic National Convention, Baltimore, 1860. Unsuccessful candidate for lieutenant governor Ohio on Vallandigham ticket, 1863.

      Assisted Charles O’Conor as counsel for defendant in treason trial of Jefferson Davis, 1866-1867.

    Membership

    Member Ohio House of Representatives (Democrat), 1848-1850. Member United States Senate from Ohio, 1855-1861, advocated congressional non-intervention in slavery question in territories, opposed proslavery Lecompton Constitution for Kansas, 1858.

    Connections

    • Married Theresa Chalfant, 4 children.
    • father: Lot Pugh
    • mother: Rachel (Anthony) Pugh
    • spouse: Theresa Chalfant
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    Born November 28, 1822
    Died July 19, 1876
    (aged 53)
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