Distinguished Alumni


Eugene “Mose” Ward

The Eugene “Mose” Ward bridge, an overpass on I-81, was named in 1976 for the February Person of the Month.  “I’m not sure I like the idea of having a bunch of people driving their cars over me, but naming a bridge for me was an honor,” Ward said.

Ward resigned from the Tennessee Public Service Commission as assistant general counsel in 1980.  That same year he was appointed staff attorney for Nashville Electric Service; in March 1986 he was named general counsel for NES, the 10th largest publicly-owned electric utility in the United States.  He also heads up Government Affairs for NES, serving as lobbyist, both on the stte and Congressional levels.

The writer of three songs with Webb Pierce (“I Miss the Little Things,” “Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful” and I’m Going to be a Swinger,” “That was before the word became objectionable,” he stressed, Ward is a member of the Country Music Association and former member of the ASCAP.  He serves as counsel for the Reunion of Professional Entertainers, Inc., a non-profit organization seeking to establish a retirement home for musicians and performance artists.

Some of the other organizations which count Ward as a member are the American Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Tennessee Bar Association, Nashville Bar Association and the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association Legal Committee.