Daniel R. Tilden

Daniel Rose Tilden ( born November 5, 1804 in Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut; † March 4, 1890 in Cleveland, Ohio) was an American politician of the United States Whig party. March 4, 1843 to March 3, 1847, he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 19th Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Tilden was born in Lebanon. There he attended the local public schools. He lived for several years in Virginia and South Carolina. In 1828 he moved to Ohio, where he first settled in Garrettsville and later in Warren. Together with Rufus P. Spalding, he studied law. 1836 were both admitted to the bar. Together they opened an office in Ravenna. Tilden was then 1838-1841 prosecutor in Portage County.

As representatives of the Whig Party Tilden in 1843 for the first time elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He could even defend his seat. In 1847 he retired again from the House. In 1852 he moved to Cleveland. From 1855 to 1888 Tilden has worked as a judge in Cuyahoga County. In 1890, he died in Cleveland.

Tilden was married three times during his lifetime. He closed his last marriage with Cornelia Lossing. All marriages remained childless.