Thomas Tillotson (1751 - 1832)

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Birthplace: Maryland, United States
Death: Died in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York, United States
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Dr. Thomas Tillotson of Maryland - Surgeon General fo the Northern Department. Born 1751. Died May 5 1832. At the time of his decease. The Secretary of the General Society of the Cincinnati issued the following order: New York - May 11 1832. The acting President with deep regret announces to the members of this society the death of another of their venerable compatriots, Dr. Thomas Tillotson. He died at his country seat near Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, on Sunday last in the 81st year of his age. Dr. Tillotson was an able and zealous advocate of the American Revolution. Highly gifted by nature and improved by education, he devoted his talents and himself to the promotion of our National Independence. He was appointed by Congress "Physician and Surgeon General of the Norther Hospital Department of the Army" and served in that capacity until the end of the Revolutionary War. After the peace of 1783, he was several times elected to the Legislature, and was in the year 1801, and again in 1808 appointed Secretary of this State.

from Wikipedia Thomas Tillotson (1750 Maryland – May 5, 1832 Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New York) was an American physician and politician.

[edit] LifeHe received a thorough education, studied medicine, and practiced. During the American Revolutionary War, he was commissioned First lieutenant in the Maryland Militia in 1776. He was appointed by Congress as a physician and surgeon general of the Northern Department of the Continental Army in 1780, and served until the close of the war. Afterward, he settled in New York and engaged in the practice of medicine.

He married Margaret Livingston (1749–1823, sister of Chancellor Robert R. Livingston), and they had four children, among them Robert L. Tillotson.

He was a Federalist member from Dutchess County of the New York State Assembly from 1788 to 1790. He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1791 to 1799. In 1791, he was also a member of the Council of Appointment.

He was elected to the 7th United States Congress, but resigned on August 10, 1801, before Congress met, to become Secretary of State of New York. He remained in this office until March 15, 1806, and again from February 16, 1807, to February 1, 1808.

He was buried in the vault in the rear of the Reformed Dutch Church at Rhinebeck, New York.

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1751
1751
Maryland, United States
1791
1791
Age 40
1832
May 5, 1832
Age 81
Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York, United States
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Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York, United States