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 John Quillin Tilson

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John Quillin Tilson

Birth
Clearbranch, Unicoi County, Tennessee, USA
Death 14 Aug 1958 (aged 92)
New London, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Clearbranch, Unicoi County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 16166293 View Source
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US Congressman. He graduated from Carson-Newman College in 1888, and completed masters and law degrees at Yale before becoming an attorney in New Haven. He served as a Second Lieutenant during the Spanish American War. Tilson was a Member of the Connecticut House from 1904 to 1908, serving as Speaker from 1906 to 1908. In 1908 he was elected as a Republican to the US House, holding office from 1909 to 1913. After running unsuccessfully for reelection in 1912 he ran again in 1914 and won, serving from 1915 until his resignation in 1932. In 1916 he was ordered to the Mexican border as a Lieutenant Colonel with the Connecticut National Guard during the Villa expedition. Tilson was US House Majority Leader from 1925 to 1931. After leaving Congress he practiced law in Washington and lectured at Yale.

Bio by: Bill McKern



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SPEAKER, CONN. GEN. ASSEMBLY
1907 SESSION
MAJORITY LEADER, U.S. CONGRESS
1925 - 1931
LAWYER - EDUCATOR
SOLDIER - HUMANITARIAN


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  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 13 Oct 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 16166293
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/16166293/john-quillin-tilson : accessed ), memorial page for John Quillin Tilson (5 Apr 1866–14 Aug 1958), Find a Grave Memorial ID 16166293, citing Tilson Cemetery, Clearbranch, Unicoi County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .