Lewis Tillman

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Lewis Tillman
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871
Preceded by James Mullins
Succeeded by John M. Bright
Personal details
Born (1816-08-18)August 18, 1816
Shelbyville, Tennessee
Died May 3, 1871(1871-05-03) (aged 54)
Shelbyville, Tennessee
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Mary Catherine Davidson Tillman
Children Mary Catherine Tillman, John Marshall Tillman
Profession soldier, farmer, newspaper editor

Lewis Tillman (August 18, 1816 – May 3, 1871) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 4th congressional district of Tennessee.

Biography[edit]

Tillman was born near Shelbyville, Tennessee in Bedford County. He attended the common schools and pursued an academic course.

Career[edit]

Tillman served in the Seminole War as a private and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was a circuit court clerk of Bedford County from 1852 to 1860. He was a colonel of the state militia before the Civil War and the editor of a newspaper in Shelbyville. From 1865 to 1869, he was a clerk and master of the chancery court.[1]

Elected as a member of the Republican Party to the Forty-first Congress, Tillman served from March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1871,[2] but was not a candidate for renominaton in 1870. He returned to agricultural pursuits.

Death[edit]

Tillman died in Shelbyville on May 3, 1886. He was interred in Willow Mount Cemetery. His uncle, Barclay Martin, also served as a U.S. congressman.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lewis Tillman". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Lewis Tillman". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lewis Tillman". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Mullins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1869 - March 3, 1871
Succeeded by
John M. Bright