William Cullom

William Cullom ( born June 4, 1810 in Monticello, Wayne County, Kentucky; † December 6, 1896 in Clinton, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1851 and 1855 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Cullom was the younger brother of Congressman Alvan Cullom (1797-1877) and an uncle of Shelby Moore Cullom (1829-1914), the Governor of Illinois and U.S. Senator for that State was. He attended the common schools. After a subsequent law school in Lexington and his admission to the bar he began in Kentucky and Tennessee to work in his new profession. Even before 1843 he moved to Carthage.

Politically, Cullom a member of the Whig party. Between 1843 and 1847 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Tennessee. In the congressional elections of 1850 he was in the eighth electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Andrew Ewing on March 4, 1851. After a re-election in 1852 he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1855 two legislative sessions. These were determined by the events and discussions that preceded the Civil War. During his second term (1853-1855) Cullom represented as the successor of John Houston Savage the fourth district of his state. In 1854 he was defeated Savage, who thus became his successor in Congress.

Between February 1856 and December 1857 William Cullom worked for the Congress government. He then practiced as a lawyer again. From 1873 to 1878 he was a prosecutor in the 16th Judicial District of Tennessee. He died on 6 December 1896 in Clinton.