He was a longtime educator, served as Assistant Superintendent of Fayette County Schools, and held influential positions with the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) and National Education Association (NEA).
He never married.
Bud received part of his higher education at the Normalville Normal Institute, which was in operation between 1901 and 1904. During that time he lived on the family farm with his parents.
Bud taught in the following schools: Saltlick Township (1904-1905), Breakneck (1905-1906) and Normalville (1909-1915). He once was photographed with his students at the Normalville School.
In 1927, Bud served on the executive council of the PSEA and was president of its Graded School Department. Also that year, Bud attended the PSEA convention in Lancaster, PA, was pictured in the December edition of the Pennsylvania School Journal, and was a Pennsylvania state delegate to the NEA Convention. A copy of the entire School Journal is in the Minerd.com Archives.
He served as principal at Dawson (1920-1921) and New Salem (1925-1930, 1932), and taught mathematics at Brownsville Borough Junior High School in the 1940s.
In 1946 and 1747, he was secretary of the reunion association of the Normalville Normal Institute, held at Wildwood Park. He penned an article about the "Inside Story of Normalville Normal Institute Reunion." He also headed the "necrology committee" which counted 14 members of their class who had died. He wrote:
After retirement, Budd lived at 422 Coolspring Street in Uniontown.
He died at age 90 in September 1974, and is buried at Normalville Cemetery.
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