William McFarland

William McFarland (* September 15, 1821 in Morristown, Hamblen County, Tennessee, † April 12, 1900 ) was an American politician. Between 1875 and 1877 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William McFarland attended the public schools of his home and then the Tusculum College in Greene County. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1861 admitted to the bar in 1865, he began to work in his new profession. He also held some local legal offices. In 1870 he was appointed District Judge.

Politically, McFarland was a member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1874 he was the first electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Roderick R. Butler on March 4, 1875. Since he Republican James Henry Randolph defeated in the following election in 1876, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1877.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives William McFarland practiced as a lawyer again. He was also mayor of the city of Morristown, the Education Committee, he also belonged for four years. There he is on the April 12, 1900 and passed away.