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TILLOTSON, Thomas

(1750—1832)


TILLOTSON, Thomas, a Representative from New York; born in Maryland in 1750; received a thorough education; studied medicine and practiced; during the Revolutionary War was commissioned first lieutenant in the Maryland Militia in 1776; appointed by Congress as physician and surgeon general of the Northern Department of the Army in 1780 and served until the close of the war; settled in New York and engaged in the practice of medicine; member of the State assembly from Red Hook, Dutchess County, from 1788 to 1790; served in the State senate 1791-1799; member of the council of appointment in 1791; elected to the Seventh Congress, but did not qualify or take his seat and resigned August 10, 1801; secretary of state of New York from August 10, 1801, to March 15, 1806, and from February 16, 1807, to June 31, 1808; died in Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, N.Y., May 5, 1832; interment in the vault in the rear of Rhinebeck Reformed Dutch Church.

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

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