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Robert Malone BUGG

(1805-1887)

BUGG, Robert Malone, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Boydton, Mecklenburg County, Va., January 20, 1805; attended the public schools; moved to Tennessee and settled in Williamson County in 1825, where he taught school for several years; moved to Giles County and engaged in agricultural pursuits; justice of the peace in 1840; member of the State house of representatives in 1851 and 1852; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1854; resumed agricultural pursuits; served in the State senate in 1871 and 1872; died in Lynnville, Giles County, Tenn., February 18, 1887; interment in McLaurine Cemetery, near Lynnville, Tenn.

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

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