Donald Tilleman (February 23, 1919 – November 27, 1972) was mayor of Green Bay, Wisconsin.


Tilleman was born on February 23, 1919.[1][2] He married Jane Steele of Reno, Nevada in 1940.[1][3] They had seven children. Tilleman died on November 27, 1972 from a heart attack in New York City while on city business.[1][4] He is buried in Allouez, Wisconsin.[1]

Political career

Tilleman unsuccessfully ran for alderman before being elected in 1951.[4] In 1963, he lost to Roman Denissen for mayor. Two years later, he defeated Denissen and served as mayor until his death.[4] The Mason Street Bridge across the Fox River is named the Donald Tilleman Bridge in his honor, including a relief plaque with his face on the bridge keeper's house.


  1. ^ a b c d "Mayor Tilleman Funeral Rites Slated Thursday". Green Bay Press-Gazette. November 28, 1972. p. 1. Retrieved November 28, 2019 – via open access
  2. ^ "Donald A. Tilleman". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
  3. ^ "Donald A. Tilleman (1919-1972)". City of Green Bay. Archived from the original on 2012-05-12. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
  4. ^ a b c "Mayor's Death Shocks City". Green Bay Press-Gazette. November 27, 1972. p. 1. Retrieved November 27, 2019 – via open access