James D. Tillman

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James Davidson Tillman (November 25, 1841 – June 16, 1916)[1] was a colonel during the American Civil War, Tennessee State Senator and US Minister to Ecuador.

Early life[edit]

James Davidson Tillman, son of Lewis Tillman (1816–1886) and Mary Catherine Davidson Tillman (1823–1902) was born in Bedford County, Tennessee 21 November 1841.


During the American Civil War, he served as a Colonel in the 41st Tennessee Regiment and later in the Tennessee Consolidated Regiment. After the war he served terms as a Tennessee State Senator before being appointed by President Grover Cleveland as the US Minister to Ecuador from 1895-1897.


He died in Tennessee in 1916. He is interred at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Fayetteville, TN.