Henry St. George Tucker (1780 - 1848) MP

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Birthplace: of Nelson Co or Martinsburg, VA
Death: Died
Occupation: Judge
Managed by: Ann Hagan Carroll
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About Henry St. George Tucker

US Congressman. Served in the United States Army during the War of 1812 as a Captain of Cavalry. He was elected to represent Virginia's 3rd District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1815 to 1819. A prominent Professor of Law at the University of Virginia, he founded the Honor System there. He slso served as a Virginia State Court Judge. Tucker County, Virginia, is named in his honor.

Tucker was born in Chesterfield County, Virginia on December 29, 1780 to St. George Tucker and Frances Bland, the daughter of Theodorick Bland of Cawsons.[1] As a young man, he pursued classical studies at the College of William & Mary; he graduated in 1798. Tucker stayed in Williamsburg, Virginia to study law at William and Mary as well as under his father who was an established Virginia lawyer. He excelled in the study of law, obtaining his law degree in 1801. After being admitted to the Virginia bar, Tucker commenced a legal practice in Winchester, Virginia.

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Judge Henry St. George Tucker's Timeline

1780
December 29, 1780
of Nelson Co or Martinsburg, VA
1807
1807
Age 26
1820
July 8, 1820
Age 39
Winchester, Virginia, United States
1823
December 24, 1823
Age 42
Winchester, Virginia, United States
1826
1826
Age 45
1848
August 28, 1848
Age 67
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