Alvan Cullom

Alvan Cullom
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1847
Preceded byThomas J. Campbell
Succeeded byHugh Hill
Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1797-09-04)September 4, 1797
Monticello, Kentucky
DiedJuly 20, 1877(1877-07-20) (aged 79)
Livingston, Tennessee
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Susan Jones Cullom
  • Elizabeth Cullom Keeton
  • William J. Cullom
  • James J. Cullom
  • Alvan J. Cullom
  • Sarah A. Cullom
  • Emila C. Cullom
  • Erasmus E. Cullom
  • lawyer
  • judge
  • politician

Alvan Cullom (September 4, 1797 – July 20, 1877) 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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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas J. Campbell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Hugh Hill