Wynne F. Clouse (August 29, 1883 – February 19, 1944) was a U.S. Representative from Tennessee.

Wynne F. Clouse
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923
Preceded byCordell Hull
Succeeded byCordell Hull
Personal details
BornAugust 29, 1883 (1883-08-29)
Putnam County, Tennessee
DiedFebruary 19, 1944 (1944-02-20) (aged 60)
Franklin, Tennessee
Citizenship United States
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Linnie Shine Dowell Clouse
ChildrenEunetta Clouse
Alma materCumberland University
ProfessionAttorney politician


Born in Goffton, near Cookeville, Tennessee, Clouse was the son of Thomas Jefferson and Eunetta Zina Bumbalough Clouse. He attended the public schools and was graduated from Cleveland Hill Academy, Pleasant Hill, Tennessee, in 1898. He married Linnie Shine Dowell on December 23, 1907 and had a child, Eunetta Clouse.[1] and from Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee, in 1911, where studied law at Cumberland School of Law. He was admitted to the bar in 1911 and commenced practice in Cookeville, Tennessee, in 1912. He served as delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1916 and 1924.


Clouse was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923).[2] An unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress, he resumed the practice of law in the city of Nashville.

Appointed receiver of the Tennessee Central Railroad Company, Clouse served as special assistant to the Attorney General of the United States in 1924. He was appointed Referee in Bankruptcy for the Nashville division of the middle district of Tennessee and served until his resignation in January 1940.[3]


Clouse died in Franklin, Tennessee, February 19, 1944 (age 60 years, 174 days). He is interred at Mount Hope Cemetery.[4]


  1. ^ "Wynne F. Clouse". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Wynne F. Clouse". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Wynne F. Clouse". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Wynne F. Clouse". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 5 May 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Cordell Hull
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1921 - March 3, 1923
Succeeded by
Cordell Hull