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retail food chain executive

Charles Gillespie Cullum was American retail food chain executive. Recipient Newton D. Baker award, 1969, Distinguished Alumnus award Southern Methodist University, 1970, Entrepreneur of Year award, 1981.


Cullum, Charles Gillespie was born on August 26, 1916 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Son of Ashley Wilson and Eloise (Brooks) Cullum.


Bachelor of Science, Southern Methodist University, 1936. Doctor of Laws, Texas College, 1982.


Reporter, Dallas News, 1936-1937;advertising manager, Adolphus Hotel, 1937-1938;salesman, Cullum Companies, Inc., Dallas, 1938-1943;vice president, Cullum Companies, Inc., Dallas, 1946-1953;president, Cullum Companies, Inc., Dallas, 1953-1976;chairman, Cullum Companies, Inc., Dallas, from 1976;now chairman emeritus, Cullum Companies, Inc., Dallaschief Executive officer, Cullum Companies, Inc., Dallas, 1976-1985;chairman of the executive committee, Cullum Companies, Inc., Dallas, from 1987. Board directors Republic Bank of Dallas.


Salvation requires work. It can only be accomplished through effort, and this is what the Gospel is all about.


The use of force should be supported, but only in extreme situations and only when the need is clear beyond reasonable doubt, and through appropriate international organizations.


All persons, regardless of age, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation, are entitled to have their human and civil rights ensured and to be protected against violence.


Member Dallas City Council, 1965-1969, mayor, 1967-1969. Board directors Dallas Foundation, State Fair Texas, Cotton Bowl Council, Goals for Dallas, International Linguistic Center, Dallas, Association Higher Education, Dallas. Member Dallas Alliance Educational Task Force.

Served with United States Navy, 1942-1946, PTO. Member Texas Employers Insurance Association (board directors), Food Marketing Institute (board directors), Dallas Chamber of C. (chairman).


Son of Ashley Wilson and Eloise (Brooks) C. M. Garland Mae Chapman, May 6, 1938. 1 child, Lee Brooks.

Ashley Wilson Cullum

Eloise (Brooks) Cullum

Garland Mae Chapman

Lee Brooks Cullum