Served as Camp Commander in 1918, and
was the son of Robert and Emma (Paxton) McCulloch. Robert McCulloch had
served in the 18th Virginia Infantry at Gettysburg. Richard McCulloch was
born in St. Louis on June 3rd, 1869, and educated in the public schools
in St. Louis. He graduated from Washington University in 1891 as
engineer of mines. He married Miss. Mary Grace Beggs, and the couple had
three children; John I., Robert P. and Mary Sue (Jones). He served
as chief engineer for the National Railway Company of St. Louis from 1893
til 1899. From 1899 til1901 he was engaged in the construction of street
railway systems in Switzerland and France. He was assistant General Manager
of the Chicago Railway System from 1901 til 1904, when he became assistant
general manager of United Railways of St. Louis. It might be noted that
at that time his father Robert McCulloch was General Manager of the company.
The two won accolades for the street railway service during the Worlds
Fair in St. Louis that year. Richard served as General Manager of United
Railways from 1914 til 1922. Mrs. Richard McCulloch, the former Mary Grace
Beggs, was the daughter of John I. Beggs, utilities magnate and multi-millionaire.
When he passed away he named his son-in-law Richard McCulloch executor
of his $54,000,000 estate. Mr. McCulloch also served as director of Union
Electric Company. While on vacation at their summer home on Lake Oconomowoc,
Wisconsin, Richard contracted pneumonia and died on August 30th, 1940 at
the age of 71. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Sources; The Book of St. Louisans 1912 p.380
Missouri Historical Society Necrology Files Volume E p. 95