James Thomson Tullis, JP, was a tanner and leather merchant.
Tullis was admitted in 1886 as an original lay member of Glasgow Art Club, and was among those Glasgow painters and architects who in 1891 appended their names to a list requesting that the Corporation of Glasgow buy JW's Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137) (#12326).
He was Chairman of St Mungo's College from 1903-1910, a Glasgow town councillor, and was Deputy Lieutenant of Glasgow. His address was The Anchorage, Burnside.
Glasgow contemporaries at the dawn of the XXth century, 1909; Bell, Peter, Who was Who in Edwardian Scotland, Edinburgh, 1986.