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William Parker CALDWELL

(1832-1903)

CALDWELL, William Parker, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Christmasville, Carroll County, Tenn., November 8, 1832; attended school at McLemoresville, Tenn., and at Princeton, Ky.; studied law at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn.; was admitted to the bar in 1853 and practiced in Dresden and Union City, Tenn.; member of the State house of representatives 1857-1859; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket of Douglas and Johnson in 1860; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1868; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879); was not a candidate for reelection to the Forty-sixth Congress in 1878; resumed the practice of law in Gardner, Tenn.; member of the State senate 1891-1893; died in Gardner, Tenn., June 7, 1903; interment in the Caldwell Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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