Birthplace of William M. McCulloch

Birthplace of William M. McCulloch (HM2961)

Location: Holmesville, OH 44633 Holmes County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 37.866', W 81° 54.982'

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Civil Rights Champion

Republican congressman William M. McCulloch was one of the architects
of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, the first of three laws to
recommit the nation to the cause of civil rights in the 1960s. "Bill"
McCulloch was born near Holmesville to James H. and Ida McCulloch on
November 24, 1901. Raised on the family farm, he attended local public
schools. the College of Wooster, and, in 1925, earned his law degree
from the Ohio State University. He married his childhood sweetheart
Mabel Harris McCulloch (1904-1990) in 1927, after settling in Jacksonville
to start his career during the Florida land-boom of the 1920s. It was
in Jacksonville that the Deep Souths racial intolerance seared him.

The McCullochs returned to Ohio in 1928 and Bill joined a law firm in Piqua. He entered politics in 1932, winning election to the Ohio General Assembly. He was Speaker of the Ohio House from 1939-1944 and, after service in army during World War II, was elected the representative from the Fourth Ohio Congressional District, serving from 1498-1973. He rose to become the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee. Seeing himself as an upholder of Republicans' commitment to civil rights, dating from the founding of the party, McCulloch co-sponsored what became the Civil Rights Act of 1964, adroitly guiding

it to passage. He died in 1980 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
HM NumberHM2961
Year Placed2018
Placed ByThe Ohio History Connection
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, July 8th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 422503 N 4498210
Decimal Degrees40.63110000, -81.91636667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 37.866', W 81° 54.982'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 37' 51.96" N, 81° 54' 58.92" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)330
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Holmes County Trail (Fredericksburg - Millersburg), Holmesville OH 44633, US
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