CULLOM, William

1810–1896

Biography

(brother of Alvan Cullom and uncle of Shelby Moore Cullom), a Representative and Clerk 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.

Footnotes

*Elected on February 4, 1856. House Journal, (February 4, 1856): H452.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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Bibliography / Further Reading

Cullom, William. Speech of Hon. Wm. Cullom, of Tennessee, on the Nebraska and Kansas bill, in the House of Representatives, April 11, 1854. Washington: Printed at the Congressional Globe Office, 1854.

Mayo, Robert. A review of the report of Hon. Horace Maynard, chairman of the Committee of Investigation, into the conduct and accounts of William Cullom, late clerk of the House of Representatives; and an exposition of the frauds practiced on the Treasury, the contingent fund of the House, and on individuals, by the said William Cullom. [Washington: N.p., 1859].

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