|Birth: ||Dec. 8, 1874|
|Death: ||Jul. 18, 1957|
Vermont Adjutant General. Moved to St. Albans with family and attended local schools. Graduate, St. Albans Academy, 1890. Employed in main office of Central Vermont Railroad, 1890-99. Joined Vermont National Guard as cornet player and rose to become principal musician of First Vermont Volunteer Infantry in Spanish-American War. Directed choirs in St. Albans and Washington, DC. Treasurer, national Handel & Haydn Society. Resigned from railroad to study law. Admitted to bar and commenced practice in St. Albans, 1902. Judge, St. Albans municipal court, 1904-06. Member, Vermont House. Appointed Vermont adjutant general with rank of brigadier general, 1910. Married Ethel Agnes Adams of Northfield, Octobr 3, 1917. One child, John Adams Tillotson, born November 24, 1919. Served as adjutant general until 1917 when he resigned to enter regular Army for service in France during World War I. Major, adjutant general's department, 1917-19. Re-commissioned as infantry major, April 1920. Transferred to judge advocate general's department, 1927. Army liaison officer to US Senate committee on military affairs, 1929-33. Retired from active duty as colonel, 1938. Relocated to Northfield, 1942. Later relocated to Newfane, where he served on town board of selectmen. Succumbed to illness following hip fracture suffered in fall. 33rd degree Mason, and youngest ever Vermont grand master. Author, "Vermont Law on Money, Negotiable Instruments and Banking." Author, "History of Ancient Craft Masonry in Vermont" and "Digest of Masonic Law in Vermont." Author, "The Articles of War, Annotated," and "Index/Digest to Uniform Code of Military Justice." Author, numerous magazine articles on American history.
Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Jun 15, 2006
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