Robert Malone Bugg as an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for Tennessee's 7th congressional district. He was born in Boydton, Virginia in Mecklenburg County on January 20, 1805. He attended public schools, moved to Tennessee, and settled in Williamson County in 1825, where he taught school for several years. He then moved to Giles County and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He worked as a justice of the peace in 1840.
He served as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1851 and 1852. He was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress. He served from March 4, 1853 to March 3, 1854, but he declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1854. He resumed agricultural pursuits, and served in the Tennessee Senate in 1871 and 1872. He died in Lynnville, Tennessee in Giles County on February 18, 1887. He was interred in McLaurine Cemetery near Lynnville, Tennessee.
This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.