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William CULLOM

(1810-1896)

CULLOM, William, (brother of Alvan Cullom and uncle of Shelby Moore Cullom), a Representative from Tennessee; born near Monticello, Wayne County, Ky., June 4, 1810; attended the public schools; studied law in Lexington, Ky.; was admitted to the bar and practiced in the courts of Kentucky and Tennessee; moved to Carthage, Tenn.; member of the Tennessee general assemblies, 1843-1847; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1855); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; appointed Clerk of the House of Representatives in the Thirty-fourth Congress and served from February 4, 1856, to December 6, 1857; resumed the practice of law; attorney general, sixteenth district, 1873-1878; died in Clinton, Tenn., December 6, 1896; interment in McAdoo Cemetery, Clinton, Tenn., and later reinterred in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tenn.

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

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