William Moore McCulloch, born on November 24, 1901, was a prominent Ohio legislator. He completed school at the College of Wooster and obtained a law degree from The Ohio State University before entering a career in politics. As a State Representative, he served as Speaker of the House for three terms. McCulloch put his promising legislative career on hold to serve his country during World War II. Upon his return, he was elected to Congress in 1947 and was instrumental in the passage of Civil Rights legislature, notably the 1964 Civil Rights Act, 1965 Voting Act, and the 1968 Fair Housing Act. McCulloch died on February 22, 1980. William McCulloch was made a Great Ohioan in 2011.
William McCulloch pictured in center. This image courtesy of Ohio Northern University.
A bust sculpture of McCulloch can be seen at the Ohio Statehouse near the House of Representatives chamber.