Alvan Cullom Edit Profile
He received a liberal schooling, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1823, and commenced practice in Monroe, Overton County, Tennessee.
He was elected as a Democrat to the 28th and 29th Congresses. He served from March 4, 1843 until March 3, 1847. After resuming the practice of law, Cullom served as the circuit judge of the fourth judicial circuit of Tennessee from 1850 to 1852.
Cullom died in Livingston, Tennessee on July 20, 1877 (age 79 years, 319 days). He is interred in Bethlehem Cemetery near Livingston.
Cullom was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1835 and 1836. He was a member of the peace convention in 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to prevent the impending war.