North High School Wall of Honor
Drew Robert Tillotson
Class of June, 1948
Research done by Claradell Shedd, Class of 1953.
Drew Robert Tillotson

Drew enlisted in the US Navy on January 11, 1951 in Des Moines, IA. His service number was 3240101. Drew's next of kin was listed as Mr. and Mrs. Harold W. Tillotson, 4138 11th Street Place, Des Moines, IA.

Drew Robert Tillotson
Year   Rank   Status
June, 1948 x North High School x Graduation. "My Favorite North High Teachers" by Drew Tillotson
1948-1951 x Drake University x Business Administration. Degree in accounting.
January 11, 1951 x Enlisted in US Navy x Old Federal Building, Des Moines, IA
February,1951 x Boot camp x Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, IL. Nine weeks
April 30, 1951-
June 29, 1951
x Training x Naval Training Station, San Diego, CA. Nine weeks. Disbursing School
November 16, 1951 x US Navy x DKSN (Naval Accounts Disbursing Office)
May 16, 1952-
August 20, 1952
x US Navy Training x Drove a car from Illinois to Maryland. Navy PREPSCOL in Bainbridge, MD. Competing for 500 naval ROTC scholarships, and the Navy had a fleet-wide examination taken by 10,000. Five hundred were selected to go to prep school and, out of the 500 at Bainbridge, only 200 were going to get scholarships. Drew was #1 of the 200 selected. 3rd Class Petty Officer.
August 20, 1952 x US Navy/Discharged/
x At US Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, MD (9th Naval District). Commissioned as Ensign in Reserves.
1952 x University of Nebraska logo x Drove from Maryland to Des Moines to Lincoln, NE. University of Nebraska. President of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
1953-1955 x Drake University logo x Graduated from Drake. Order of COIF; top 10% at Drake Law School
1955-1959 x Employment x IRS trial tax lawyer for the IRS for four years in Omaha and Kansas City.
July, 1959 x Training x Naval Intelligence School; Coronado, CA
May 14, 1961 x x Married Karla Baur from Winterset. Married at Trinity Lutheran Church at 3223 Un iversity Avenue in Des Moines.
1959-1965 x Employment x Williams, Hart, and Tillotson at 10th and Walnut. until 1965. Private law practice in Des Moines
1965-1998 x Nyemaster Goode logo x Joined firm now known as Nyemaster, Goode. Founded and chaired Tax Department. In 2017, now largest law firm in the state of Iowa.
until 1965 x 6826 Reite Avenue, Windsor Heights, IA x 6826 Reite Avenue, Windsor Heights, IA
1981 x US Navy Reserves/Captain x Separation from US Navy Reserves. 29 years in Reserves. (Two years in regular Navy). Commissioned Captain JAG Corps after having served for 30 years.
1965-2014 x 1250 71st Street, Windsor Heights, IA x Long-term residence from 1965-2014 at 1250 71st Street in Windsor Heights, IA.
2007 x Family x Winner of Windsor Heights Most Beautiful Yard Contest
June, 28, 2017 x Deceased x Windsor Heights, IA 50311
July 1, 2017 x x Resthaven Cemetery, West Des Moines, IA
9th Naval District
The boundaries of the Ninth Naval District, headquartered at the Lake Training Station in Lake Bluff, Illinois, were established on 7 May 1903 in accordance with General Order No. 128, signed by Acting Secretary of the Navy Charles H. Darling. In 1911 the district was activated as part of an administrative unit called the "Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Naval Districts". In 1920 the district became a separate entity with its own district staff. In 1945 the district, headquartered at what was now known as Great Lakes Naval Training Station in Illinois, consisted of the following geographic areas: Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas. The Ninth Naval District was disestablished on 30 June 1979 and its functions transferred to the Fourth, Eighth, Eleventh and Thirteenth Naval Districts.
Old Federal Building, Des Moines, IA Naval Training Station, San Diego, CA
1951: Enlisted at Old Federal Building, Des Moines Naval Training Station, San Diego, CA
US Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, IL   US Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, MD
US Naval Training Center; Great Lakes, IL US Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, MD
1951: Drew Robert tillotson Great Lakes, IL Newspaper 1959: Drew Robert Tillotson
West Des Moines, IA
May-August, 1952
Bainbridge, MD
July, 1959: Drew Robert Tillotson 1960: Drew Robert Tillotson Drew Robert Tillotson
July, 1959
Naval Intelligence School
Coronado, CA
August, 1960
In folks' yard; going to
Newport for duty
Drew and Karka Baur tillotson 2008: Drew Tillotson
50th wedding anniversary; May 14, 2011:
Drew and Karla Baur Tillotson
2010: Drew and Karla Tillotson Family
2010: Drew (80th birthday) and Karla Tillotson family
They have two daughters and one son.
Drew Robert Tillotson
Captain, USNR
US (regular) Navy/2 years
United States Navy Reserves/ 29 years
US Navy Seal

US Navy Insignia

US Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, MD

US Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, MD

1979: Drew Robert Tillotson, Captain, USNR
Great Lakes Naval Station

3rd Class Petty Officer

US Navy Captain; Supply Corps (getting correct insignia)
Victory Medal
Victory Medal

The comprehensive list of names from North High's 1893-2018 graduation classes are from Claradell Shedd's North Des Moines High School website. The names of North High School graduates can be found online at: Drew Robert Tillotson's 1948 class page is:
2005: Drew Robert Tillotson
2017: Living in Windsor Heights, IA. Died: June 28, 2017.
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