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John Pugh Ward, was American state official. Recipient McDonald award, Mercer University, 1950.


Ward,, John Pugh was born on February 22, 1926 in Kinston, North Carolina, United States. Son of John Pugh and Edith Earl (Harper) Ward.


Bachelor, Mercer University, 1950. Master of Education in Educational & Counseling Psychology, University South Carolina, 1986.


Professional intern, writer Macon Telegraph Newspaper Public Company, Macon, 1949—1953. Associate editor Bowen Press, Inc.-Dixie Contractor Publishing Group, Atlanta, 1953—1964, contributing editor, 1965—1974. Editor, proprietor Industrial News Bureau, Columbia, South Carolina, 1964—1974.

Vocational educational counselor & coordinator Occpl. Division State South Carolina, 1974—1986. South Atlantic regional media delegate International Building Industry Exposition, Chicago, 1957, 1963.

Academy practicum representative Richland County School District I, Columbia, 1985. Graduate school studies representative National Institute Rational-Emotive Psychology, 1986.


Publicity chairman Junior Chamber of C., Macon, 1953. Volunteer United Way, Atlanta, from 1958. Member education committee & school representative Animal Protection League Columbia, 1984—1985, Friends Richland County Public Library., from 1986.

Active Greenpeace; Member of South Carolina Press Association, National Career Development Association, Association Humanistic Education & Development, American Association Counseling & Development (University South Carolina seminar committee member 1982), Lambda Chi Alpha (life. Chairman chapter publications Mercer University chapter).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, writing, farming, preservation of wildlife.


Married Katie Louise Willingham Ward, August 25, 1951.

John Pugh Ward

Edith Earl (Harper) Ward

Katie Louise Willingham Ward