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Rudolph Charles Kuldell

Rudolph Charles Kuldell, American retail executive, military officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal, October 1945. Member nat. panel of arbitrators; Member American Society Mech. Engineers, American Management Association, Houston Chamber Commerce (ex-president.

Background

  • Kuldell, Rudolph Charles was born on February 20, 1889 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Review Alexander R. and Louise (Emmord) Kuldell.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1912, Army Engineer School, 1915.

    Career

    • Commissioned Second lieutenant Corps of Engineers, United States Army, 1912. Advanced through grades lieutenant colonel, 1918. Department engineer, Southern Department, 1916-1917.

      Assistant to chief of engrs., 1918. Assigned to General Staff. Assistant to assistant secretary of war, specializing in demobilization, 1919.

      Resigned April 20, 1920. Assistant to president Hughes Tool Company, Houston, Texas, 1920-1921, production manager, 1921-1924, general manager, 1924-1925, vice president, 1925-1931, president, 1931-1939. Now president Mount Rose Land Corporation Volunteered for duty in the United States Army, December 1941.

      Recommissioned lieutenant colonel, Corps of Engineers, February 1942, assistant to div. engineer Southwest Division. Promoted colonel, August 1942. Assigned to duty in office Chief of Engineers, Washington, District of Columbia, March 1943, as chief of repairs and utilities branch.

      Chief military construction div. and War Department power procurement officer, December 1943-June 1944. Originated grid system progressive military maps of the United States, Assistant chief of engrs. for Military Supply. Promoted to brigadier general, Army, United States, December 7, 1944.

      Commanding general 406th Engineer Special Brigade since 1947, retired as brigadier general-honorary, 1949.

    Politics

    The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Salvation can be achieved through deep and sincere believe in God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Church members should be close and caring to feel each other's pains and problems. The good of the whole body of the Christian society should be put before individual needs.

    Membership

    Member nat. panel of arbitrators. Member American Society Mech. Engineers, American Management Association, Houston Chamber Commerce (ex-president.

    Clubs: Engineers, Houston Country. Bayou, Eagle Lake Rod and Gun.

    Connections

    • Married Ethelyn Cramer, August 20, 1912. Children: Ethelyn May, Robert Cramer, Elizabeth Annual.
    • father: Review Alexander R. Kuldell
    • mother: Louise (Emmord) Kuldell
    • spouse: Ethelyn Cramer
    • children: Ethelyn May Kuldell
    • Robert Cramer Kuldell
    • Elizabeth Ann Kuldell
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    Died August 30, 1973
    (aged 84)
    Nationality

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