Samuel J. Pugh Edit Profile
He attended Chandler's Select School, Rand's Academy, and Centre College, Danville, Kentucky. He studied law and was admitted to the bar, commencing practice in Vanceburg, Kentucky.
He held the following positions:
City attorney, 1872–1873
Master commissioner of the circuit court, 1874–1880
County attorney, 1878–1886
County judge, 1886–1890
Delegate to the State constitutional convention, 1890–1891
State senator, 1893–1894
Pugh was elected as a Republican to the 54th, 55th, and 56th Congresses (March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1901). He resumed the practice of law in Vanceburg, Kentucky and died there April 17, 1922. He was interred in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Married Vanceburg, Kentucky, November 6, 1872, Mary A. Thomas.