Edwin Raymond Culver Jr.
||27 Edwin Raymond Culver Jr. b. 3 Feb 1896 Missouri d. 24 Oct. 1968 St. Louis, Missouri;
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E. R. Culver, known CMA Founder, dies
Brig. Gen. John W. Dobson,Dean Ernest B. Benson andRear Adm. John W. Bays represented Culver Military Academy
at the funeral of Edwin Raymond Culver Jr . Friday, Nov. 1, in St. Louis.
Others from Culver who attended were Mrs. Richard W. Gimbel and Mrs. Allen R. Elliott, friends of the Culver
Mr. Culver, chairman of the board of the Culver Educational Foundation, died Tuesday Oct. 29, at his home in
A memorial service is to be conducted at the Academy at a later date.
Mr. Culver was the grandson cf the founder of the Academy, Henry Harrison Culver, and the son of the president
of the original board of trustews , E. R. Culver Sr.
He was a 1915 graduate of Culver where he was cadet captain of his company . He studied at the University of
Pennsylvania and was a member of Phi Gama Delta.
World War I called him to duty in the Navy and he was stationed as an aide at the Naval Training School at Culver,
Ind., and aboard the destroyer USS Paul Jones. After discharge from the service he went to work in the family's
business, Wrought Iron Range Co. in St. Louis, and was vice-president when he retired.
He was first elected a director of the non-profit Culver Educational Foundation in 1933 shortly after the Academy
was transferred from private ownership to the Foundation. He be
came president of the board of directors in 1943 and
chairman of the board in 1960.
Mr. Culver was a member of the Masonic Order, Scottish Rite, St. Louis Club, City Club and Bellerine Country Club.
He is survived by his widow Ruth; one son, Edwin R. Culver III, St. Louis; one daughter, Mrs. Frank E . Pelton Jr. of
St. Louis; six grandchildren, and one great-child. One of his grandsons, Heywood "Woody" Pelton, is a student at th e
Academy - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1968
| m. c. 1917 Ruth H Heywood b. 6 May 1893 Marshfield, Wisconsin
d. 8 Jan 1996 in St. Louis Missouri daughter of Henry Brady Heywood
and Jessie Wallin
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He was class of 1915 Culver Military Academy. Both buried Bellefontaine Cemetery St. Louis, Missouri.
On his World War I Draft registration card vitals are
[photo only] and he described
[photo only] as medium height, slender light brown hair and eyes.
1920 Census - Enright Avenue University City St. Louis Missouri; listed as clerk range co. (Iron) & also East gate Avenue
Independent City, St. Louis, Missouri; listed as clerk Wrought Iron range co.
1930 Census - Resided Park Dr. Richmond Heights, St. Louis, Missouri assistant treasurer Stove factory
Children of Edwin Raymond Culver Jr. and Margaret Jane/Margot J. Culver
41a Dorothy Lee Culver Birth 30 May 1918 Death Nov 22 1974 in St. Croix, Virgin Islands married Frank Edmund Pelton Jr Birth May 7, 1910 in
Herkimer County, New York Death October 1981 s/ o Frank Edmund Pelton Sr and Grace Hollister
Dorothy Lee (Culver) Pelton
Frank Edmund Pelton Jr
42 Edwin R. 'Bill' Culver III b. 2 Apr. 1920 Missouri d. 11 Jun. 2001
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri buried
Bellefontaine Cemetery St. Louis, Missouri;
Edwin R. Culver III
Edwin R. Culver III
Virginia Marie 'Ginny' (Christy)
married Virginia Marie 'Ginny' Christy born 1920; had:
Edwin Raymond "Teddy" Culver IV
m. Aloyse [-?-]; married
Edwin R. (Bill) Culver III, co-founder of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre Producers, died June 11 of
complications from Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) in his hometown of St. Louis. He was 81.
Devoted to musical theater, Culver began a 16-year tenure in 1975 as president of the Muny, the nation's largest
outdoor amphitheater. He also served on the Board of Governors and Executive Committee for the League of American
Theaters and Producers from 1985 through 1995.
Aside from garnering the Founders Award in 1992 from the NAMTP (now the National Alliance for Musical Theatre),
Culver also earned the Richard Barr Award at the Tony Awards the same year for his contributions to the Broadway
A 1938 graduate of Culver Military Academy in Culver , Ind. -- an institution established by his great-grandfather --
Culver also served in WWII. While in the U.S. Infantry, he served in the North African and European Theaters. After
receiving an honorable discharge in 1945, Culver was given the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
He is survived by wife Aloyse, a son, two daughters and six grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to the Culver Educational Foundation, 1300 Academy Road, Culver , IN
46511 or to the ALS Assn., 3945 West Pine Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108. - Variety Tue., Jun. 19, 2001