03/05/1820 - 01/08/1892

PUGHE, Lewis, a Representative from Luzerne County; born, March 5, 1820 in Montgomeryshire, Wales; tailor; elected, treasurer, Carbondale; elected, alderman and associate judge, mayor’s court, Carbondale (5 years); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1859 and 1861 terms, not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1860 term; unsuccessful campaign as a Unionist, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1862); coal operator; proprietor, Monies and Pughe Star Bakery (1866-1892); elected, school director and school board treasurer, Scranton (1871- 1873); elected, delegate, Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention (1872-1873); elected, delegate, Republican State Convention (1877, 1888); director, Third National Bank of Scranton; proprietor, coal business, Olyphant; poor director, Scranton (1877-1883, 1885-1892; president, 1890-1892); appointed, member, Governor’s Commission to Revise Poor Laws (1889); engaged, Pittston Stove Works; died, January 8, 1892 in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania; interred, Forest Hill Cemetery, Dunmore, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.

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