Judge Peter M. McHugh of Reidsville has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Rockingham County Public Library.
He was appointed to the board by the Rockingham County commissioners to fill the position left vacant by the resignation of John W. Garrett III.McHugh, 42, has been a district court judge since 1977, when he was appointed by former Gov. James B. Hunt. He was elected for a four-year term in 1978 and re-elected in 1982 and 1986.
McHugh was named chief district court judge for the 17-A Judicial District by Chief Justice Joseph Branch in 1982. In 1981, he received certification to hear matters involving the welfare of children.
He is a graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., and the University of North Carolina School of Law. He practiced law in Reidsville from 1974 to 1977 and is a member of the N.C. Bar Association.
He lives in Reidsville with his wife, Starr, and sons, Pete, John and Jim.