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Jacob Joseph PUGSLEY

(1838-1920)

PUGSLEY, Jacob Joseph, a Representative from Ohio; born in Dutchess County, N.Y., January 25, 1838; moved to Ohio with his parents in 1839; was graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Dayton, Ohio; moved to Hillsboro and continued the practice of law; member of the State house of representatives 1880-1883; served in the State senate in 1886 and 1887; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); was not a candidate for renomination in 1890; resided in Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio, where he died February 5, 1920; interment in Hillsboro Cemetery.

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

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