For the football player of the same name see Lewis Tillman (American football).
|United States Representative|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 4th district
March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871
August 18, 1816|
|Died||May 3, 1871
|Spouse(s)||Mary Catherine Davidson Tillman|
|Children||Mary Catherine Tillman, John Marshall Tillman|
|Profession||soldier, farmer, newspaper editor|
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.
Elected as a member of the Republican Party to the Forty-first Congress, Tillman served from March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1871, but was not a candidate for renominaton in 1870. He returned to agricultural pursuits.
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