St. George Tucker (c.1752 - 1827) MP

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Birthplace: Port Royal, Bermuda
Death: Died in Edgewood, Nelson, Virginia, United States
Occupation: Lawyer, trader, inventor, scholar, professor
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About St. George Tucker

St. George Tucker

  • Born 1752 near Port Royal, Bermuda
  • Studied law under George Wythe
  • Married John Randolph's widow
  • Served at Battle of Yorktown
  • Taught law at College of William & Mary
  • Served as U.S. District Court Judge
  • Died 1827

Lawyer, trader, inventor, scholar, professor at the College of William and Mary, judge, essayist, poet, gardener, stargazer – St. George Tucker was what the 18th century called "a man of parts."

St. George Tucker was born near Port Royal, Bermuda, in 1752, the son of Colonel Henry Tucker, a trader and owner of the Grove plantation. His christening name, St. George, had been in the family since about 1600, when Frances St. George married George Tucker of Kent, England.

Tucker is credited with the construction of Williamsburg's first bathroom; he converted his backyard dairy house and installed in it a copper bathtub into which heated water was piped. The tub had a drain. He also invented an "earth closet" for his home that removed "night soil" through the wall and designed a water pump driven by a steam engine.

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St. George Tucker's Timeline

June 29, 1752
Port Royal, Bermuda
Age 25
Virginia?, United States
December 29, 1780
Age 28
of Nelson Co or Martinsburg, VA
September 6, 1784
Age 32
Roanoke, Virginia, United States
October 8, 1791
Age 39
United States
November 10, 1827
Age 75
Edgewood, Nelson, Virginia, United States