John Howard PUGH, Congress, NJ (1827-1905)


PUGH, John Howard, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Unionville, Chester County, Pa., June 23, 1827; attended the common schools and the Friends’ School, Westtown, Pa.; taught school in Marietta, Pa., in 1847; was graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1852; began the practice of his profession in Bristol, Pa., in 1852; moved to Burlington, Burlington County, N.J., in 1854 and continued the practice of medicine; during the Civil War served as a physician without compensation at the United States general hospital in Beverly, N.J.; president of the Mechanics’ National Bank of Burlington for thirty-six years; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1878 to the Forty-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of medicine; member of the State board of education; died in Burlington, N.J., April 30, 1905; interment in St. Mary’s Churchyard.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present