John N. Tillman

John Newton Tillman (* December 13, 1859 in Springfield, Missouri, † March 9, 1929 in Fayetteville, Arkansas ) was an American politician. Between 1915 and 1929 he represented the third electoral district of the state of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Tillman attended the schools in his home and then studied until 1880 at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He then worked as a teacher. After studying law and its made ​​in 1883 admitted to the bar he began in Fayetteville to work in his new profession. Between 1884 and 1889 he was employed in the administration of the District Court in Washington County.

Tillman was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1888 and 1892 he was a member of the Senate from Arkansas. After that, he was from 1892 to 1898 Attorney in the fourth judicial district of his state. From 1900 to 1905 he held office as a judge in the same district. Between 1905 and 1912, Tillman was president of the University of Arkansas. In 1914 he was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John C. Floyd on March 4, 1915. After he was confirmed in the following six choices each in its mandate, Tillman was able to complete a total of seven legislative sessions in Congress until March 3, 1929. In 1926 he was one of the Commission, which dealt with the impeachment of Federal Judge George W. English.

In 1928 he resigned for health reasons in a bid again. In fact, John Tillman survived the end of his last term only to four days. He died on March 9, 1929 in Fayetteville.