Wynne F. Clouse
|Wynne F. Clouse|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 4th district
March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923
|Born||August 29, 1883
Putnam County, Tennessee
|Died||February 19, 1944 (aged 60)
|Spouse(s)||Linnie Shine Dowell Clouse|
|Alma mater||Cumberland University|
Born in Goffton, near Cookeville, Tennessee, Clouse was the son of Thomas Jefferson and Eunetta Zina Bumbalough Clouse. He attended the public schools and was graduated from Cleveland Hill Academy, Pleasant Hill, Tennessee, in 1898. He married Linnie Shine Dowell on December 23, 1907 and had a child, Eunetta Clouse. and from Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee, in 1911, where studied law at Cumberland School of Law. He was admitted to the bar in 1911 and commenced practice in Cookeville, Tennessee, in 1912. He served as delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1916 and 1924.
Clouse was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923). An unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress, he resumed the practice of law in the city of Nashville.
Appointed receiver of the Tennessee Central Railroad Company, Clouse served as special assistant to the Attorney General of the United States in 1924. He was appointed Referee in Bankruptcy for the Nashville division of the middle district of Tennessee and served until his resignation in January 1940.
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