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Tillmon, William R., 1909-1993



William R. Tillmon, Sr. was born August 24, 1909, in St. Louis, Missouri and grew up in Kansas City. After earning his MA in History from the University of Kansas, Mr. Tillmon became a teacher and administrator for the Kansas City School District, retiring in 1974 from his position as Vice Principal of Paseo High School. Mr. Tillmon was an activist, community leader, decorated member of the Improved Beneveloent Protective Order of the Elks of the World (I.B.P.O.E. of W.), and an active member of his church. Mr. Tillmon died June 28, 1993.

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William R. Tillmon, Sr. collection

Call Number: RH MS 1377
Overview The William R. Tillmon, Sr. papers are those of a lifelong Kansas City, Missouri resident. Mr. Tillmon was a teacher, school administrator, activist, youth baseball organizer, and an active member of the Presbyterian Church. The collection includes documents related to Mr. Tillmon's mentoring and civic leadership activities, awards and citations earned by Mr. Tillmon over his lifetime of service to the community, and materials collected by Mr. Tillmon that relate to the African American...
Dates: 1922 - 1993