Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I101093
  • Name: Henry St. George TUCKER
  • RELA: 9th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 29 DEC 1780 in Williamsburg, Henrico Co., VA
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia BET 1815 AND 1819
  • Death: 28 AUG 1848 in Winchester, Frederick Co., VA
  • Note:
    TUCKER, Henry St. George, (father of John Randolph Tucker, grandfather of Henry St. George Tucker [1853-1932], cousin of George Tucker, and nephew of Thomas Tudor Tucker), a Representative from Virginia; born in Williamsburg, Va., December 29, 1780; pursued classical studies; was graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., in 1798; later studied law under his father, St. George Tucker, and was graduated in 1801; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Winchester, Va.; captain of Cavalry in the War of 1812; elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1819); chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Fourteenth Congress), Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Fifteenth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1818; member, State senate, 1819-1823; chancellor of the fourth judicial district of Virginia 1824- 1831; maintained a private law school; president of the court of appeals of Virginia 1831-1841; professor of law at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville from 1841 to 1845, when he resigned; was the author in 1842 of the honor system for students adopted at the university; author of Tucker's Commentaries and of a treatise on natural law and on the formation of the Constitution of the United States; died in Winchester, Va., August 28, 1848; interment in Mount Hebron Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: St. George TUCKER b: 29 JUN 1752 in Port Royal, Southampton, Bermuda
    Mother: Frances BLAND b: 24 SEP 1752 in Virginia

    Marriage 1 Anne Evelina HUNTER b: BEF 1787
      1. Has Children Nathaniel Beverley TUCKER b: 8 JUN 1820 in Winchesterm, Frederick Co., VA
      2. Has Children John Randolph TUCKER b: 23 DEC 1823 in Winchester, Frederick Co., VA
      3. Has Children St. George TUCKER b: 5 JAN 1828
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