William A. Cullop

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William Cullop
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1909 – March 4, 1917
Preceded byJohn C. Chaney
Succeeded byOscar E. Bland
Personal details
Born(1853-03-28)March 28, 1853
Oaktown, Indiana, US
DiedOctober 9, 1927(1927-10-09) (aged 74)
Vincennes, Indiana, US
Political partyDemocratic
EducationHanover College

William Allen Cullop (March 28, 1853 – October 9, 1927) was an American lawyer, educator, and politician who served four terms as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1909 to 1917.


Born near Oaktown, Indiana, Cullop attended the common schools. He was graduated from Hanover College in June 1878. Professor for two years in Vincennes (Indiana) University. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1881 and commenced practice in Vincennes, Indiana. He served as prosecuting attorney of the twelfth judicial circuit 1883-1886. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1891-1893. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1892 and 1896.


Cullop was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1909 – March 3, 1917). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1916. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination as United States Senator in 1926.

Later career and death

He resumed the practice of law and was also interested in various business enterprises. He died in Vincennes, Indiana, October 9, 1927. He was interred in Greenlawn Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "William A. Cullop (id: C000975)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by