William Parker Caldwell
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Tennessee's 9th district
March 4, 1875 - March 3, 1879
|Charles B. Simonton|
|Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives|
|Member of the Tennessee Senate|
|Born||November 8, 1832|
|Died||June 7, 1903 (aged 70)|
|Alma mater||Cumberland School of Law|
Caldwell was born in Christmasville in Carroll County, Tennessee, on November 8, 1832. He attended school at McLemoresville, Tennessee, and at Princeton, Kentucky. He studied law at Cumberland School of Law at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee, and was admitted to the bar in 1853.
Caldwell practiced in Dresden and Union City, Tennessee. He served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1857 to 1859. He was a presidential elector on the Democratic ticket of Douglas and Johnson in 1860. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1868. When the town of Gardner, Tennessee, incorporated in 1869, he became its first mayor.
Elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses, he served from March 4, 1875 to March 3, 1879. He was not a candidate for re-election to the Forty-sixth Congress in 1878. He resumed the practice of law in Gardner, Tennessee, and served in the Tennessee Senate from 1891 to 1893.