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Museum director

William Owen Pugh was museum director. Grantee Lanham scholarship, Z.A. Lanham Foundation, 1936-1940. Member of Lions Club, Reserve Officers Association, American Association State and Local History, Washington Congress Parents and Teachers (life), Ice Skating Club.

Background

Pugh, William Owen was born on February 7, 1918 in Terry, Montana, United States. Son of Arthur Job and Opal Kerns Pugh.

Education

AB, Whitman College, 1939. Master of Arts, University Pacific, 1947. Postgraduate, University Iowa, 1939—1940.

Career

Instructor, then assistant professor Whitman College, 1946—1949. Vice-chairman English department American University, Beirut, 1949—1952. Executive Yakima Chamber of Commerce, Washington, 1953—1956.

Personnel and community services manager Republican Public Company, Yakima, 1957—1958. Regional blood services administrator Columbia River Region, 1958—1976. Director Yakima Valley Museum and History Association, 1976—1984.

Field reviewer Institute Museum Services, 1984—1985. Member Washington State Advisory Council Archaeol. and Historic Preservation. Major Adjunct General Corps United States Army, 1941-1946.

Religion

The teaching of the Bible is a key in understanding the way by which a person obtains salvation.

Politics

The state should not use its authority to promote any particular religious belief. It should allow people practice their own religious convictions.

Views

Christians with different interpretations of the Bible should be engaged in discussions about the ways the Bible can be applied to major world issues.

Membership

Member of Lions Club, Reserve Officers Association, American Association State and Local History, Washington Congress Parents and Teachers (life), Ice Skating Club.

Connections

Married Sydney Houtz Pugh, September 12, 1943. Children: Michael W., Randall K., Julie L., Christopher L.

father:
Arthur Job

mother:
Opal Kerns Pugh

spouse:
Sydney Houtz Pugh

child:
Michael W. Pugh

child:
Randall K. Pugh

child:
Julie L. Pugh

child:
Christopher L. Pugh