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PUGH, John, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pa., June 2, 1761; attended the common schools; served in the Revolutionary Army as a private, ensign, and captain; engaged in agricultural and mercantile pursuits; justice of the peace; member of the State house of representatives 1800-1804; elected as a Republican to the Ninth and Tenth Congresses (March 4, 1805-March 3, 1809); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1808 to the Eleventh Congress; register of wills and recorder of deeds of Bucks County 1810-1821; died in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pa., on July 13, 1842; interment in the Presbyterian Churchyard.

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

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