William Crutchfield

William Crutchfield ( born November 16, 1824 in Greeneville, Tennessee, † January 24, 1890 in Chatanooga, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1873 and 1875 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Crutchfield attended the public schools of his home. In 1840 he moved into the McMinn County, where he lived for four years. In 1844, he moved to Jacksonville in Alabama on. Since 1850 he was a permanent resident of Chattanooga. During the Civil War he was an honorary captain in the army of the Union.

Politically, Crutchfield member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1872 he was in the third electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Abraham Ellison Garrett on March 4, 1873. Since he resigned in 1874 to further candidacy, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1875.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, he again worked in agriculture. He died on January 24, 1890 in Chattanooga.