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John Q. Tilson, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Health Care Law, Hospital Law, Tax Exempt Organizations Law, Estate Planning Law, Settlement Law. Member of Wiggin & Dana.


Tilson, John Quillin was born on August 27, 1911 in New Haven. Son of John Quillin and Marguerite (North) Tilson.


Yale University (Bachelor of Arts, 1933. Bachelor of Laws, 1936).


Worked at Wiggin & Dana (New Haven, Connecticut) specializing in Health Care Law, Hospital Law, Tax Exempt Organizations Law, Estate Planning Law, Settlement Law. Admitted to the bar, 1936, Connecticut. Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif.

Lecturer in Hospital Law, Yale University Medical School, 1958—. Representative, State Legislature, 1953-1955. President, Connecticut Bar Association, 1961-1962.


  • Bar: Connecticut bar 1936.


Chairman plan and zoning commission, Hamden, Connecticut, 1949-1951. President Connecticut Conference Social Work, 1949-1950. Board aldermen, New Haven, 1935-1937.

Representative Connecticut General Assembly, 1953. Alternate Republican National Convention, 1956, delegate, 1964. Chairman Hamden Republican Town Committee, 1964-1968.

Corporator Institute Living, Hartford, since 1959. Board directors New Haven Visiting Nurse Association, New Haven United Fund. Trustee Yale in China, 1936-1962.

Board directors Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale Psychiatric Institute. Board delegations American Hospital Association Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946, 51-53. Member American Bar Association (delegate), Connecticut Bar Association (president), New Haven County Bar Association, Quinnipiack Club, Morys Club.


Married Catherine E. Jackson, September 14, 1934. Children– John Quillin III, Thomas D., Rebecca E.

John Quillin Tilson

Marguerite (North) Tilson

Catherine E. Jackson

John Quillin III Tilson

Thomas D. Tilson

Rebecca E. Tilson