CULLOP, William Allen, (1853 - 1927)

CULLOP, William Allen, a Representative from Indiana; born near Oaktown, Knox County, Ind., March 28, 1853; attended the common schools; was graduated from Hanover (Ind.) College in June 1878; professor for two years in Vincennes (Ind.) University; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1881 and commenced practice in Vincennes, Ind.; prosecuting attorney of the twelfth judicial circuit 1883-1886; member of the State house of representatives 1891-1893; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1892 and 1896; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1917); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1916; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination as United States Senator in 1926; resumed the practice of law and was also interested in various business enterprises; died in Vincennes, Ind., October 9, 1927; interment in Greenlawn Cemetery.