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Thomas Tillotson (1750 Marylandmarker - May 5, 1832 Rhinebeckmarker, Dutchess County, New Yorkmarker) was an American physician and politician.


He received a thorough education, studied medicine, and practiced. During the 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 U.S. 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 Democratic-Republican 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 Seventh United States Congress, but did not qualify or take his seat and resigned August 10, 1801, to become Secretary of State of New York . He stayed in 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, N.Y.


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