Ethel Tulloch was born in Washington D.C. and moved to San Diego in 1907 with her parents Seymore W and Jessie S. Tulloch,
her brother Thomas Tulloch, and sister Helen Tulloch Bowles (known locally as “Jitney Jane”). Ethel was employed by the Post
Office for almost 20 years where she became deeply involved with the labor union, the National Federation of Post Office Clerks.
In 1919, she was elected as 5th Vice President making her the first woman to be appointed to the governing board of the national
organization. She went on to rise to become the second Vice President. In 1924 she resigned from the Postal Service to pursue
charitable actives through her church.