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James Davidson Tillman (November 25, 1841 – June 16, 1916) was a colonel during the American Civil War, Tennessee State Senator and US Minister to Ecuador.

Early life

James Davidson Tillman, son of Lewis Tillman (1816–1886) and Mary Catherine Davidson Tillman (1823–1902) was born in Bedford County, Tennessee on November 25, 1841.


During the American Civil War, he served in the Confederate States Army as a colonel in the 41st Tennessee Regiment and later in the Tennessee Consolidated Regiment. After the war he served terms as a Tennessee State Senator before being appointed by President Grover Cleveland as the US Minister to Ecuador from 1895 to 1897.


He died in Fayetteville, Tennessee on June 16, 1916. He is interred at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Fayetteville, TN.

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