William Tandy Senter

William Tandy Senter ( born May 12, 1801 in Bean Station, Grainger County, Tennessee; † August 28, 1848 in Panther Springs, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1843 and 1845 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Senter attended the common schools and worked in agriculture. He also held several local offices. He was also minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In addition to these activities, Senter was also active in politics. In 1834 he was a delegate at a meeting on the revision of the Constitution of Tennessee. In the 1830s he became a member of the Whig party.

In the congressional elections of 1842 he was in the second electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, DC chosen, where he became the successor of Abraham McClellan on March 4, 1843. Until March 3, 1845, he was able to complete a term in Congress. This was determined by the quarrels between his party and President John Tyler and the discussions about the annexation since 1836 the independent Republic of Mexico Texas.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives William Senter again worked in agriculture and as a clergyman. He died on August 28, 1848 in Panther Springs.