Robert L. Tillotson

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Robert Livingston Tillotson (1786 - July 22, 1878 Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician.

Life[edit]

He was the son of Thomas Tillotson and Margaret Livingston Tillotson.

He was Secretary of State of New York from 1816 to 1817.

He was U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1819 to 1828. During his tenure, the Norwegian sloop Restoration was seized by the port authorities upon its arrival at New York, and he filed the papers in the US District Court. The owners, Norwegian immigrants, got the ship released by a pardon signed by President John Quincy Adams.

Sources[edit]

  • New York Times, Died, [death notice] July 25, 1878.
Political offices
Preceded by
Peter Buell Porter
Secretary of State of New York
1816 - 1817
Succeeded by
Charles D. Cooper
Legal offices
Preceded by
Jonathan Fisk
U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
1819 - 1828
Succeeded by
John Duer