The estate of Thomas J. V. Cullen of Orange County New York donated 47 boxes of his personal papers and books to the Kathryn and Shelby Collum Davis Library in April, 2015. Mr. Cullen passed away on May 22, 1966 in Washington D.C.
He received an A.B. degree from Fordham University, New York, NY in 1911. From 1913 to 1929 he was a statistician with The Spectator, an insurance publication in New York. He was editor of the Spectator from 1929 to 1961 and then editor in chief of that publication.
Mr. Cullen was also president of the Callen Farms Printing Company of Jeffersonville, New York; publisher of The Sullivan County record, a weekly newspaper of Jeffersonville, an a senior partner of the Thomas J. V. Cullen Insurance Agency of Goshen, N.Y.
He was actively involved in politics on the local and national level as well. He was the Orange County. N.Y. Democratic chairman from 1935 to 1953, and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention from 1940 to 1952.