William Crutchfield

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William Crutchfield
William Crutchfield - Brady-Handy.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875
Personal details
Born (1824-11-16)November 16, 1824
Greeneville, Tennessee
Died January 24, 1890(1890-01-24) (aged 65)
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Political party Republican
Profession farmer


William Crutchfield (November 16, 1824 - January 24, 1890) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 3rd congressional district of Tennessee.


Crutchfield was born on November 16, 1824 in Greeneville, Tennessee in Greene County. He attended the common schools.


Crutchfield moved to McMinn County in 1840, and remained there for four years before settling in Jacksonville, Alabama in 1844. He became a permanent resident of Chattanooga in 1850.

During the Civil War, Crutchfield never enlisted, but he served in the Union Army as an honorary captain in the Chickamauga Campaign. He was with General Thomas during the siege of Chattanooga. He served as an assistant to General Steedman and other commanders until the close of the war.[1]

Crutchfield was elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress, but he was not a candidate for renomination in 1874. He served from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1875.[2] He resumed agricultural pursuits.


Ctruchfield died in Chattanooga on January 24, 1890 (age 65 years, 69 days). He is interred at the family lot in Old Citizens Cemetery.[3]


  1. ^ "William Crutchfield". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "William Crutchfield". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "William Crutchfield". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 

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