Thomas N. Stilwell

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Thomas Stilwell
United States Ambassador to Venezuela
In office
December 16, 1867 – June 7, 1868
PresidentAndrew Johnson
Preceded byJames Wilson
Succeeded byJames R. Partridge
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1867
Preceded byJames F. McDowell
Succeeded byJohn P. C. Shanks
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the ? district
In office
Personal details
Born(1830-08-29)August 29, 1830
Stillwell, Ohio, U.S.
DiedJanuary 14, 1874(1874-01-14) (aged 43)
Anderson, Indiana, U.S
Political partyRepublican
Military service
Branch/serviceU.S. Army (Union Army)
  • 1st Lieutenant
  • Regimental Quartermaster

Thomas Neel Stilwell (August 29, 1830 – January 14, 1874) was an American lawyer, banker, and politician who served one term as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1865 to 1867.


Born in Stillwell, Ohio, he attended Oxford and College Hill Colleges, where he studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1852 and began practice in Anderson, Indiana.

He served as member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1856. He served in the 34th Indiana Infantry Regiment of the Union Army during the Civil War as a 1st Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster.


Stilwell was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1867).

Later career and death

He acted as Minister Resident to Venezuela in 1867 and 1868. He served as president of the First National Bank of Anderson, Indiana, until his death.

He died in Anderson as the result of a gunshot wound January 14, 1874. He was interred in Maplewood Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Thomas N. Stilwell (id: S000926)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 11th congressional district

March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1867
Succeeded by
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by United States Minister to Venezuela
16 December 1867 – 7 June 1868
Succeeded by

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