George Ellis Pugh

Jurist and statesman. Born on 28 November 1822 in Cincinnati, Ohio; died there on 19 July 1876. Attended Miami University. A Catholic convert. Started law practice in 1843. Served in the Mexican War. Served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1848 to 1850. State Attorney General from 1852 to 1854. Native of Ohio to sit in the Senate, serving from 1855 to 1861; supported Douglas's doctrine of popular sovereignty.

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