From Ohio History Central
no edit summary
<p>William Moore McCulloch was a civil rights activist and member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio in the mid-twentieth century. He was instrumental in crafting and passing several key pieces of legislation in the 1960s to ensure equal rights for all Americans, including the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and the 1968 Fair Housing Act.</p>
<p>William McCulloch was born near Holmesville, Ohio, in Holmes County, on November 24, 1901. After attending public schools in the area, he enrolled at the College of Wooster, where he received an undergraduate degree. In 1925, McCulloch earned a law degree from The Ohio State University and was admitted to the Ohio bar. After graduation, McCulloch practiced law for a period in Jacksonville, Florida, where he saw firsthand the unconstitutionality of segregation practices in the region. In 1928, McCulloch moved back to his home state and established a law practice with George Barry in Piqua, Ohio.</p>
#Whalen, Charles W., and Barbara Whalen. <em>The Longest Debate: a A Legislative History of the 1964 Civil Rights Act</em>. Cabin John, MD: Seven Locks, 1985. Print. Press, 1989.
[[Category:History People]][[Category:Great Depression and World War II]][[Category:The Cold War and Civil Rights]][[Category:African Americans]][[Category:Government and Politics]]