David Tillotson III
David Tillotson is a highly esteemed businessman and accomplished litigator. His knowledge in the legal field extends across various industries such as construction, real estate investment, insurance, and more.
He is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in law. Additionally, he is an active member in both the California State Bar and San Francisco Bar Association.
Early Life and Education
David Tillotson was born on July 31, 1923 in the Town of Waterloo, Wisconsin to Frank and Ellen Tillotson. He spent his early childhood years growing up on their original family homestead at Faville Grove Sanctuary.
He attended Centralia College in Centraila, Washington where he played baseball and served as catcher. Later he transferred to the University of Washington, earning his bachelor’s degree in general biology.
David currently serves as director of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. Here he oversees nearly one million square feet of exhibit space that showcases military aviation history through specialized displays.
David Tillotson III is an accomplished litigator and business attorney. He has represented commercial brokers, property owners and contractors in numerous real estate disputes at trial and on appeal.
He has extensive expertise in handling trust litigation. Additionally, he was appointed by San Francisco Superior Court as a Special Master for complex trust litigation.
He assists clients who are transitioning into long-term care or assisted living communities by guiding them through the Medicaid process, protecting their home and retirement assets, and guaranteeing spouses have enough money for living within the community. Furthermore, he helps families create special needs plans for loved ones so that they can receive adequate care.
Achievements and Honors
David Tillotson was an esteemed scientist and champion for earth sciences. Among his many accomplishments, he earned the distinction of serving as President of the Northern California Geological Society.
He served as a Delegate to the AAPG House of Delegates for more than two decades, earning him recognition with their HOD Long Service Award in 2016. Furthermore, he was active on several House committees.
He worked to bring AAPG membership to the University of Texas and Huston-Tillotson University, serving a racially and socioeconomically diverse student body. He initiated one of the region’s most vibrant student chapters of AAPG, organized industry-based field trips for them, and helped students prepare for technical sessions and workshops, thus encouraging participation.
David Tillotson’s personal life was full of adventures and he loved to travel. He also treasured time spent with family and friends, especially his grandkids.
He was a highly-sought after high school teacher and dedicated husband to Frances Lindberg. Together they raised three children: Timothy, Ann, and Ellen.
His interests ranged from bicycle riding and body surfing to sailing and nature. He loved exploring wild places and was passionate about conservation efforts.
He served in the Underhill Jericho Fire Department for many years, earning ranks such as Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain and Honorary Chief. Furthermore, he served as Fire Warden for the Town of Jericho. Throughout his career he demonstrated great dedication and enthusiasm while working alongside others. Sadly, many will miss him dearly; his memory will be cherished by all who knew him.
David Tillotson III’s net worth as of 4 May 2012 is believed to be at least $98 million. He and his wife Sandra have sold more than 15,000 units of Nu Skin Enterprises stock since 2003.
His professional career began as a senior executive within the Air Force and is currently director of the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Additionally, he held various roles within their acquisition corps as well as other positions within their organization.
He is a life insurance specialist and assists clients with generational wealth planning. Additionally, he has been appointed by the San Francisco Superior Court as Special Master in trust litigation. His family includes his daughter and son-in-law who reside in Ormond Beach, Florida; as well as a great-grandson.