CULLOM, William, (1810 - 1896)

CULLOM, William, (brother of Alvan Cullom and uncle of Shelby Moore Cullom), a Representative from Tennessee; born near Monticello, Wayne County, Ky., June 4, 1810; attended the public schools; studied law in Lexington, Ky.; was admitted to the bar and practiced in the courts of Kentucky and Tennessee; moved to Carthage, Tenn.; member of the Tennessee state senate, 1843–1847; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1851–March 3, 1855); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; elected Clerk of the United States House of Representatives for the Thirty-fourth Congress (February 4, 1856–December 6, 1857); resumed the practice of law; staff, office of the United States Attorney General, 1873–1878; died on December 6, 1896, in Clinton, Tenn.; interment in McAdoo Cemetery, Clinton, Tenn., and later reinterred in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tenn.