Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Rev. Ernest Thomas Pugh of Amite, Louisiana

Rev. Ernest Thomas Pugh
Rev. Ernest T. Pugh was born in 1898 and died in 1979. He received his high school education at Pearl High School, Nashville, Tenn., and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from Tennessee State University. He taught school in Tennessee and through hard work and dedication he was promoted to principal of several elementary and secondary schools in the state. He left Tennessee to take and elementary  principal position in Pastoral, Arkansas. He later moved to Amite, where he taught Science until his retirement from the Tangipahoa Parish school system.

Rev. Pugh began his ministry in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in 1936. His pastorial tenure included A.M.E. Zion Churches in Tennessee, Arkansas, New Orleans, and Amite, Louisiana. Rev. Pugh was also active in his community, having membership in the Ministerial Alliance of Amite, LA and the Tangipahoa Voters League.

Source: Gracie Walker "Legacies of Color Scrapbook" Amite Genealogy Library Archival Room

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