Representative William Moore MCCULLOCH

YEARS 1901-1980
OFFICE Representative
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 80th (1947-1949), 81st (1949-1951), 82nd (1951-1953), 83rd (1953-1955), 84th (1955-1957), 85th (1957-1959), 86th (1959-1961), 87th (1961-1963), 88th (1963-1965), 89th (1965-1967), 90th (1967-1969), 91st (1969-1971), 92nd (1971-1973)

Representative William Moore MCCULLOCH Biography

McCULLOCH, William Moore, a Representative from Ohio; born near Holmesville, Holmes County, Ohio, November 24, 1901; attended the public schools; College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio; was graduated from the college of law of Ohio State University at Columbus in 1925; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Piqua, Ohio; member of the State house of representatives 1933-1944, serving as minority leader, 1936-1939 and as speaker, 1939-1944; served in the Military Government Forces from December 26, 1943, to October 12, 1945; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress, by special election, November 4, 1947, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Robert F. Jones; reelected to the twelve succeeding Congresses and served from November 4, 1947, to January 3, 1973; was not a candidate for reelection in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress; resumed the practice of law in Piqua, Ohio; died in Washington, D.C., February 22, 1980; interment in Arlington National Cemetery. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

External Research Collections

The Ohio State University Libraries Ohio Congressional Archives Columbus, OH Papers: ca. 1911-2009, 45 cubic feet. The collection documents the public service career of William M. McCulloch (R-Piqua) as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for the 4th Ohio Congressional District. Although a few items date from McCullochs terms in the Ohio General Assembly, the vast majority of the collection consists of the records compiled by the Washington, D.C. office of Congressman McCulloch, including personal/political papers, legislative papers, media relations, District affairs, audiovisual materials, and artifacts. The William M. McCulloch Papers are open to public research under the rules and regulations of The Ohio State University Libraries. Researchers requesting to use records within the District Affairs Series must first sign a confidentiality agreement. A finding aid for the collection is available in the repository and online.


McCulloch, William M. “Man Was Born to Be Free: Toward Fulfillment of the Dream.” In Republican Papers, edited by Melvin R. Laird, pp. 227-44. New York: Praeger, 1968.

William Moore MCCULLOCH Committee Assignments

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