|Sixth Judicial District|
Judge Pugh was born on a farm near Petersboro, Ontario, Canada, July 6, 1868. He received his primary education in the country school, and went to the Petersboro High School. In 1887 he went to Detroit, Michigan and studied law in the office of an attorney, in 1891 he was admitted to the Michigan State Bar. In 1897 he came to Larimore, North Dakota, to practice law, in 1910 he moved to Dickinson, North Dakota, where he practiced law until 1920, when he was elected Judge of the Sixth Judicial District. He served in that capacity until his death on January 14, 1933.
Biographical Sketches of the North Dakota District Court Judges