TUCKER, George, (cousin of Henry St. George Tucker), a Representative from Virginia; born in St. Georges, Bermuda, on August 20, 1775; immigrated to Virginia about 1790; was graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., in 1797; studied law with Judge St. George Tucker at William and Mary; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Richmond, Va.; moved to Pittsylvania County, Va., and was elected Commonwealth attorney of the county; member of the State house of delegates in 1815; moved to Lynchburg, Va., in 1818 and continued the practice of law; elected to the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, and Eighteenth Congresses (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1825); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (Seventeenth and Eighteenth Congresses); was appointed by Thomas Jefferson as the first professor of moral philosophy at the University of Virginia; resigned as professor in 1845 and moved to Philadelphia; author on finance, economics, banking, and historical subjects; died in Sherwood, Albemarle County, Va., April 10, 1861; interment in the University of Virginia Cemetery, Albemarle County, Va.
Father: Daniel TUCKER b: ABT 1746 in Bermuda
Mother: Elizabeth b: ABT 1750
Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
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