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Albert Carroll "Mac" McCutchen

Albert Carroll "Mac" McCutchen went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 13, 2008. He was born on July 22, 1912 in Bass, Arkansas. Mac was the youngest of seven children born to Joshua and Mary Alice McCutchen and their only son.

He left home at age thirteen to live with his sister and brother-in-law in order to attend high school at Arkansas Tech. He also attended college there. Mac became employed by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1931, first serving in field parties and mapping the central portion of the country. While working in Little Rock, he met the love of his life, Katherine. They were married from 1937 until her death in 2002.

Mac had wide and varied experiences in the Survey. His duties included all phases of Topographic mapping both in the field and the Rolla office. This experience led to his selection as Chief of Photogrammetry of the Central Region in 1946. In 1969, Robert Lyddan, Chief Topographic Engineer of the USGS, appointed him Central Region Engineer succeeding Daniel Kennedy. He served in that position until his retirement in 1976. During his tenure, he succeeded in centralizing the Survey from multiple locations in the single building it occupies today.

Mac was a registered professional engineer, a member of the American Society of Photogrammetry, The American Society of Civil Engineers, The American Congress of Surveying and Mapping, The Missouri Society of Professional Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers. He was also selected for membership in the Chi Epsilon Honor Society with Special Honor.
Mac was instrumental in the conception of the Rolla Chapter, American Society of Photogrammetry, and was one of the charter members when organized in 1950. He was past president of the Mid-Missouri Section, American Society of Civil Engineers.

He served in various capacities in many local civic organizations and was a member and past president of the Rolla Rotary Club. His accomplishments both civic and professional led to his being listed in "Who's Who in the Midwest".

Mac was an active Christian and served in various offices including Sunday School Superintendent, Deacon, Elder and Chairman of the Elders and Deacons at the First Christian Church and was later a member at the Rolla Church of Christ.
Mac was a generous and kind gentleman, not only with his family, but also a host of friends. He will be greatly missed. Surviving is his daughter, Carolyn McCutchen Condict of Willard, MO and her son Justin Shockley of Springfield, MO; a son, Dr. John W. McCutchen and his wife Suzanne, and their daughter, Katie, of Orlando, FL; nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.

Services were held at the Null and Son Funereal Home on April 22, 2008 and burial was in the Rolla Cemetery.

Mr. McCutchen was a descendant of James and Grisal McCutchen through their son, James.

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James and Grisal McCutcheon

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