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  Tilson, John Q.
NameJohn Q. Tilson
New Haven, Connecticut , United States
Born April 05, 1866
DiedAugust 14, 1958 (92 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 19, 2014 07:50pm
Infoborn in Clearbranch, Unicoi County, Tenn., April 5, 1866; attended public and private schools at Flag Pond, in his native county, and also at Mars Hill, Madison County, N.C.; was graduated from Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, Tenn., in 1888, from Yale University, New Haven, Conn., in 1891, and from the law department of the same university in 1893; was admitted to the bar in 1897 and commenced practice in New Haven, Conn.; enlisted as a volunteer during the war with Spain and served as second lieutenant in the Sixth Regiment, United States Volunteer Infantry; member of the State house of representatives 1904-1908, serving as speaker the last two years; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1913); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress; served on the Mexican border as lieutenant colonel of the Second Infantry, Connecticut National Guard, in 1916; elected to the Sixty-fourth and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1915, until his resignation on December 3, 1932; majority leader (Sixty-ninth, Seventieth, and Seventy-first Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1932; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1932; resumed practice of law in Washington, D.C., and New Haven, Conn.; special lecturer at Yale University on parliamentary law and procedure; died in New London, N.H., August 14, 1958; interment in private burial grounds on the family farm, Clearbranch, Tenn.


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  11/06/1928 CT District 3 Won 52.70% (+5.40%)
  11/02/1926 CT District 3 Won 66.39% (+32.77%)
  11/04/1924 CT District 3 Won 69.14% (+38.27%)
  11/07/1922 CT District 3 Won 53.37% (+6.73%)
  11/02/1920 CT District 3 Won 63.74% (+31.93%)
  11/05/1918 CT District 3 Won 50.51% (+4.91%)
  11/07/1916 CT District 3 Won 48.51% (+1.37%)
  11/03/1914 CT District 3 Won 46.50% (+2.20%)
  11/05/1912 CT District 3 Lost 34.05% (-8.59%)
  11/08/1910 CT At-Large Won 47.90% (+3.83%)
  11/03/1908 CT At-Large Won 58.83% (+21.90%)