William Parker Caldwell

William Parker Caldwell ( born November 8, 1832 in Christmasville, Carroll County, Tennessee, † June 7, 1903 in Gardner, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1875 and 1879 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Caldwell attended schools in McLemoresville and Princeton (Kentucky). After a subsequent law degree from Cumberland University in Lebanon and its made ​​in 1853 admitted to the bar he began in Dresden and Union City to work in his new profession. Politically, Caldwell was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1857 and 1859 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Tennessee. In the presidential election of 1860 he was an elector for the defeated Democratic candidate Stephen A. Douglas. In 1868, Caldwell was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in New York in part, on the Horatio Seymour was nominated as a presidential candidate.

In the congressional elections of 1874 he was in the ninth constituency of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of the Republican Barbour Lewis on March 4, 1875. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1879 two legislative sessions. 1878 Caldwell waived on a new Congress candidacy. In the following years he practiced as a lawyer in Gardner. Between 1891 and 1893 he was a member of the Senate of Tennessee. He died on June 7, 1903 in Gardner.