McCulloch, John Ramsay
b. 1789-03-01
d. 1864-11-11
John Ramsay McCulloch, comptroller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office, was born at Whithorn, Wigtownshire, on 1 March 1789. McCulloch was a prominent and prolific economist and statistician; as well as lecturing in Edinburgh and London he published innumerable articles and books, including his most important work, A Dictionary, Practical, Theoretical, and Historical, of Commerce and Commercial Navigation (London: A. & R. Spottiswoode, 1832).1
In 1838, he became comptroller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office, which was responsible for supplying the Public Offices at home and abroad with stationery. McCulloch held this position until his death on 11 November 1864.2
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