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army officer

Samuel Escue Tillman, American army officer.

Background

Tillman, Samuel Escue was born on October 2, 1847 in near Shelbyville, Tennessee, United States. Son of Lewis and Mary Catherine (Davidson) Tillman.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1869. Honorary Master of Arts, Yale, 1906.

Career

Katharine Tillman Martin. Second Lieutenant 4th Artillery, June 15, 1869. On frontier duty in Kansas, 1869-1870.

Assistant professor, 1870-1873, and 1879-1880, professor of chemistry, mineralogy and geology, with rank of colonel, 1880-1911, United States Military Academy. Retired by operation of law, October 2, 1911. Recalled to active service, June 6, 1917, and assigned to duty as superintendent United States Military Academy until June 12, 1919.

Brigadier general United States Army retired, March 4, 1919. Distinguished Service Medal, June 11, 1919 “for especially meritorious and conspicuous services as superintendent United States Military Academy during the period of the emergency.” Assistant astronomer United States Transit of Venus Expedition, Tasmania, 1874-1875. Instructor in mechanics, United States Military Academy, 1875-1876.

Assistant engineer on the United States (Wheeler) explorations west of the 100th meridian, 1873-1874 and 1876-1879. Author: Essential Principles of Chemistry, 1884. Elementary Lessons in Heat, 1889.

Elementary Mineralogy, 1894. Descriptive General Chemistry, 1899. Important Minerals and Rocks, 1900.

Address: Century Association, 7 W. 43d St., New York, New York.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Essential Principles of Chemistry, 1884. Elementary Lessons in Heat, 1889. Elementary Mineralogy, 1894.

      Descriptive General Chemistry, 1899. Important Minerals and Rocks, 1900.

Connections

Married Clara Williams, April.

father:
Lewis Tillman

mother:
Mary Catherine (Davidson) Tillman

spouse:
Clara Williams