Holmesville in Holmes County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Birthplace of William M. McCulloch
Civil Rights Champion
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.
Erected 2018 by The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 4-28.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil Rights • War, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1964.
Location. 40° 37.866′ N, 81° 54.982′ W. Marker is in Holmesville, Ohio, in Holmes County. Marker is on Jackson Street (County Route 192) just east of West Market Street, on the left when traveling east. It is on the Holmes County Trail (former Pennsylvania Railroad right of way) a hiking, bicycle and horse-drawn carriage trail that runs 23 miles from Fredericksburg to Gann, as it resumes north of town. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Holmesville OH 44633, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Millersburg Historical Information (approx. 5.3 miles away); Millersburg Opera House (approx. 5.3 miles away); Holmes County Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away); Calmoutier (approx. 7.6 miles away); Pvt. William J. KnightVFW Post 7079 POW/MIA Memorial (approx. 10.1 miles away); Barnhart Rice Homestead / Frederick Rice (approx. 10˝ miles away); Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station (approx. 10˝ miles away).
Also see . . . William M. McCulloch. Article in Ohio History Central. “McCulloch fought another major battle in 1969-1970 by defending the renewal of certain temporary provisions in the 1965 Voting Rights Act during the Nixon administration. Directed at Southern states with a history of discriminatory voting practices, a strong provision in the legislation demanded that these states obtain clearance through the Justice Department before making any changes that would affect the voting process. The Nixon Administration argued for cutting back on the provision, while McCulloch fought for its retention in a still volatile voting environment. McCulloch and his legislative allies succeeded in keeping the landmark bill intact, echoing his belief as stated on the House floor before the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act that ‘no statutory law can completely end discrimination. Intelligent work and vigilance by members of all races will be required for many years before discrimination completely disappears ... To create hope of immediate (Submitted on July 8, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 8, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.