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Lewis TILLMAN

(1816-1886)

TILLMAN, Lewis, (nephew of Barclay Martin), a Representative from Tennessee; born near Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tenn., August 18, 1816; attended the common schools and pursued an academic course; served in the Seminole War as a private; engaged in agricultural pursuits; clerk of the circuit court of Bedford County 1852-1860; colonel of State militia before the Civil War; editor of a newspaper in Shelbyville, Tenn.; clerk and master of the chancery court 1865-1869; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871); was not a candidate for renomination in 1870; engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tenn., May 3, 1886; interment in Willow Mount Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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