Wynne F. Clouse

Wynne F. Clouse (* August 29, 1883 in Cookeville, Putnam County, Tennessee, † February 19, 1944 in Franklin, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1921 and 1923 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Wynne Clouse attended the common schools and the Cleveland Hill Academy in Pleasant Hill, where he graduated in 1898. After a subsequent law degree from Cumberland University in Lebanon and its made ​​in 1911 admitted to the bar he began in Cookeville to work in his new profession.

Politically, Clouse member of the Republican Party. In 1916 and 1924 he was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions. In the congressional elections of 1920 he was in the fourth electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Cordell Hull (1871-1955) on March 4, 1921. Between 1871 and 1995 he was the only Republican who represented this district in Congress. Since he his predecessor Cordell Hull defeated in 1922 by the Democratic Party, he was able to complete only one legislative period to March 3, 1923.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Wynne Clouse worked as a lawyer in Nashville, and then for the Tennessee Central Railroad. In 1924 he was employed by the U.S. Department of Justice. Subsequently he served until 1940 as a state bankruptcy trustee in the city of Nashville. Wynne Clouse died on February 19, 1944 in Franklin, where he was also buried.