Tucker, Henry St. George, 1853-1932

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Lawyer, law professor, and U.S. Congressman.

Henry St. George Tucker was born in Winchester, Virginia in 1853. He was educated in Virginia, attending a private school in Richmond, preparatory school at Middleburg, and graduating from the law department of Washington and Lee University, Lexington, in 1876. In that same year he was admitted to the bar and began practice in Staunton, Virginia. Tucker was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first, Fifty-second, Fifty-third, and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1897). He did not run for reelection in 1896. He was appointed professor of constitutional law and equity at Washington and Lee University in 1897, succeeding his father, John Randolph Tucker, who had died that same year. In 1900, he was appointed dean of the law school. After serving as acting president of Washington and Lee for one year, Tucker took the position of dean of the school of law of Columbian (now George Washington) University, Washington, DC in 1905. Tucker also served as president of the Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition in 1904-1905, and as president of the American Bar Association in 1905. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the nomination for Virginia governor in both 1909 and 1921. He edited Tucker On Constitutional Law, Woman Suffrage by Constitutional Amendment, and Limitations on the Treaty Making Power. Elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry D. Flood, Tucker was reelected to the Sixty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses, serving from March 21, 1922 until his death. At the time of his death in Lexington, Virginia on July 23, 1932, Tucker had already been nominated for reelection to the Seventy-third Congress.

From the description of Henry St. George Tucker collection : 1874-1933. (Washington & Lee University). WorldCat record id: 49287905

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creatorOf Barksdale, Alfred D. (Alfred Dickinson), 1892-1972. Papers of Alfred Dickinson Barksdale [manuscript], 1893-1940. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Whitehead, Robert, 1897-1960. Robert Whitehead papers [manuscript], 1876-1964. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Parker, John Crafford, 1862-1918. Papers of John Crafford Parker [manuscript] 1874-1936. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Glass, Carter, 1858-1946. Papers of Carter Glass [manuscript], 1858-1946, and n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Page, William Nelson, 1854-1932. Papers of William Nelson Page [manuscript], 1852-1924. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Runk, B. F. D. (Benjamin Franklin Dewees), 1906-1994. Papers of Benjamin Franklin Dewees Runk [manuscript] 1872-1966. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Tucker, Henry St. George, 1853-1932. Letters received from Camm Patteson and Edmund R. Cocke [manuscript], 1890 October 9 and 1891 January 25. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918, recipient. Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937 Houghton Library
creatorOf Henry St George Tucker papers., 1886-1889 British Library
creatorOf Tucker, Henry St. George, 1853-1932. Henry St. George Tucker collection : 1874-1933. The Library at Washington and Lee University School of Law, Law Library
creatorOf Ellyson, J. Taylor (James Taylor), 1847-1919. Papers of James Taylor Ellyson 1865, 1896-1910. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Houston, William Paxton, 1843-1918. Papers, 1898-1903. Washington & Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library
referencedIn Jedediah Hotchkiss Papers, 1835-1908, (bulk 1875-1898) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Perry, Elizabeth. Papers of the McCue, Martin, and Perry families [manuscript] ca. 1800-1930. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Papers, 1911-1944 (inclusive), 1929-1937 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893. Papers of the Harrison family [manuscript] 1720-1960. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Gordon family. Papers of the Gordon family, 1744-1905. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Tucker, Henry St. George, 1780-1848. Henry St. George Tucker papers, 1796-1896. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Garrett, William Allen, 1854-1951. Papers of William Allen Garrett [manuscript] 1905 (1913-40) 1950. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Hotchkiss, Jedediah, 1828-1899. Jedediah Hotchkiss papers, 1835-1908 (bulk 1875-1898). Library of Congress
referencedIn Walker, Thomas Frank, 1888-1964. Papers : of Thomas Frank Walker, 1908-1963. Virginia Historical Society Library
creatorOf Tucker family. Tucker family papers, 1790-1932. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Jaffe, Louis I. (Louis Isaac), 1888-1950. Editorial correspondence files, S-V, of the Virginian-Pilot, 1907-1950. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIi, 1897 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Bradford, Gamaliel, 1863-1932. Lee Chapel papers [manuscript] 1923-1924. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Snavely, Tipton R. (Tipton Ray), 1890-. Papers of Tipton Ray Snavely [manuscript] 1915-68. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Copeland, Walter S. (Walter Scott), 1856-1928. Walter Scott Copeland papers [manuscript], 1880-1954. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn McClellan, George B. (George Brintion), 1865-1940. Letterbooks, 1904-1909. © 2011 New-York Historical Society
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associatedWith Cocke, Edmund R., fl. 1891, person
associatedWith Columbian University. corporateBody
associatedWith Copeland, Walter S. (Walter Scott), 1856-1928. person
associatedWith Ellyson, J. Taylor (James Taylor), 1847-1919. person
associatedWith Garrett, William Allen, 1854-1951. person
associatedWith Glass, Carter, 1858-1946. person
associatedWith Gordon family. person
correspondedWith Hotchkiss, Jedediah, 1828-1899. person
associatedWith Houston, William Paxton, 1843-1918. person
correspondedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960 person
associatedWith Jaffe, Louis I. (Louis Isaac), 1888-1950. person
associatedWith McClellan, George B. (George Brintion), 1865-1940. person
associatedWith Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918 person
associatedWith Page, William Nelson, 1854-1932. person
associatedWith Parker, John Crafford, 1862-1918. person
associatedWith Patteson, Camm, 1840-1909, person
associatedWith Runk, B. F. D. (Benjamin Franklin Dewees), 1906-1994. person
associatedWith Snavely, Tipton R. (Tipton Ray), 1890- person
associatedWith Tucker family. family
associatedWith Tucker, Henry St. George, 1780-1848. person
associatedWith Tucker, John Randolph, 1879-1954. person
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associatedWith Walker, Thomas Frank, 1888-1964. person
associatedWith Washington and Lee University. corporateBody
associatedWith Washington and Lee University. School of Law. corporateBody
associatedWith Whitehead, Robert, 1897-1960. person
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United States
Burma, Asia
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African Americans--19th century
African Americans--Suffrage
Law--Study and teaching
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