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Benjamin Ryan Tillman

Benjamin Ryan Tillman was Governor of South Carolina (1890-1894), US Senator (1895 - 1918) and assisted in the founding of Clemson University where he was on the Board of Trustees.

He enlisted in the Confederate Army but never saw battle because he contracted an illness (his left eye was removed asa result).

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Bain News Service
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Benjamin Ryan Tillman

Benjamin Ryan Tillman

Mini-biography
Born: Aug 11, 1843
Died: unknown
Also in this photo: Benjamin Ryan Tillman at 63 years old