Alvan Cullom as an American politician that represented Tennessee's fourth district in the United States House of Representatives. He 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 was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1835 and 1836. He was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses. He served from March 4, 1843 until March 3, 1847.
He resumed the practice of law and served as the circuit judge of the fourth judicial circuit of Tennessee from 1850 to 1852. He was a member of the peace convention held in 1861 held in Washington, D.C. in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war. He died in Livingston, Tennessee on July 20, 1877. He was interred in Bethlehem Cemetery near Livingston.
This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.