Thomas N. Stilwell

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Thomas N. Stilwell

Thomas Neel Stilwell (August 29, 1830 – January 14, 1874) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Born in Stilwell, Ohio, he attended Oxford and College Hill Colleges, where he studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1852 and began practice in Anderson, Indiana. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1856. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War.

Stilwell was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1867).

He acted as Minister Resident to Venezuela in 1867 and 1868. He served as president of the First National Bank of Anderson, Indiana, until his death. He died in Anderson as the result of a gunshot wound January 14, 1874. He was interred in Maplewood Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James F. McDowell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 11th congressional district

March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1867
Succeeded by
John P. C. Shanks
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
James Wilson
United States Minister to Venezuela
16 December 1867 – 7 June 1868
Succeeded by
James R. Partridge

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.