1974 TSTA president and 1981 Tennessee Trapshooter of the Year, Hugh Midgett joined the ATA in 1968. Over the next 20 years he fired at 86,225 combined targets. Twice an all-state honoree, he won many trophies in Tennessee State Shoots, including runner-up in the state handicap twice, as well as numerous singles, handicap and doubles awards. He retired from trapshooting after the 1987 year.
Born in Greenvale, Tennessee, he was a fighter pilot in WWII, serving in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. He married Lossie Myrl Staples the same day he received his pilot wings in 1943. After the war he entered Vanderbilt University and earned a Masters Degree in chemistry.
He worked for E.I. DuPont Company and as a chemist for United States Tobacco Company in Nashville. Hugh died in 2008. In addition to his wife of 65 years, (who passed away in 2015), he was survived by, a daughter, Kay Midgett Sheppard and her husband, Glenn, both of whom were active trapshooters in the 1970's; a son, Carl Midgett, two grandchildren, four great-grand children and a great-great-granddaughter.