Alvan Cullom

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Alvan Cullom
United States Representative
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1847
Personal details
Born (1797-09-04)September 4, 1797
Monticello, Kentucky
Died July 20, 1877(1877-07-20) (aged 79)
Livingston, Tennessee
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Susan Jones Cullom
Children Elizabeth Cullom Keeton (1821-1898)

William J. Cullom (b. 1828)

James J. Cullom (1832-1864)

Alvan J. Cullom (1835-1863)

Sarah A. Cullom (b. 1838)

Emila C. Cullom (b. 1841)

Erasmus E. Cullom (1843-1864)

Profession lawyer



Alvan Cullom was an American politician that represented Tennessee's 4th district in the United States House of Representatives.


Cullom was born in Monticello, Kentucky on September 4, 1797. He received a liberal schooling, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1823, and commenced practice in Monroe, Overton County, Tennessee. He married Susan Jones and they had seven children. [1]


Cullom was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1835 and 1836. He was elected as a Democrat to the 28th and 29th Congresses. He served from March 4, 1843 until March 3, 1847.[2]

After resuming the practice of law, Cullom served as the circuit judge of the fourth judicial circuit of Tennessee from 1850 to 1852. He was a member of the peace convention in 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to prevent the impending war. He was the brother of William Cullom and uncle of Shelby Moore Cullom.[3]


Cullom died in Livingston, Tennessee on July 20, 1877 (age 79 years, 319 days). He is interred in Bethlehem Cemetery near Livingston.[4]


  1. ^ Census data, 1850 US Census. Judge Cullom was the census-taker.
  2. ^ "Alvan Cullom". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Alvan Cullom". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Alvan Cullom". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 

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