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.

Career[edit]

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.

Death[edit]

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

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