My Dad, Harold McCullough, and John were officers with Brewery Workers Union # 9. I think they called him Schmitty. My Dad was the grand son of Frank J
Weber, first President of the Wisconsin AFL and the Brewery Union was founded by Frank. When John joined the Brewery Workers Union, he advocated strongly that they needed to leave the AFL and join the CIO. My Dad of course was very upset, being loyal to his grandfather, he fought to stay with the AFL. In the end, the brewery workers did leave the AFL and joined the CIO, My Dad still stayed on the executive board until his untimely death at age 51. (1954)
He never saw the AFL-CIO merge,
In the 1980's I served as President of the American Postal Workers Union, Milwaukee Area Local. I attended several state functions and met John for the first time. He was told I was Harold McCullough's daughter and he always made a point to speak to me. He remembered my Dad
and would share memories of him and Frank J. Weber, who he never met, but certainly knew of him.
John worked tirelessly for workers and their Unions. Very distinquished, good speaker, intelligent and dignified. How fortunate we were to have his leadership.
Sincere sympathy to his family and friends.
Patricia A. Johnson, Retired Postal Worker
Retired member of the APWU National and Local,AFL-CIO