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TUCKER, Henry St. George (1853-1932)

TUCKER, HENRY ST. GEORGE, (son of John Randolph Tucker, grandson of Henry St. George Tucker), A Representative from Virginia; born in Winchester, Frederick County, Va., April 5, 1853; attended private schools in Richmond and Middleburg, Va.; was graduated from the law department of Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., in 1876; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Staunton, Va.; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1897); was not a candidate for renomination in 1896; elected professor of constitutional law and equity in Washington and Lee University in 1897; dean of the law school of the same university in 1900, and dean of the school of law and diplomacy in George Washington University, Washington, D.C., in 1905; president of the Jamestown Exposition Co., 1905-1907; president of the American Bar Association in 1905; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for the nomination for Governor in 1909 and again in 1921; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry D. Flood; reelected to the Sixty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 21, 1922, until his death in Lexington, Va., July 23, 1932; chair, Committee on Election of the President, Vice President, and Members in Congress (53rd Congress); interment in the Presbyterian Cemetery.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Jedediah Hotchkiss Papers, ca. 1835-1908, 29.6 linear feet.
Correspondents include Henry St. George Tucker.

Papers: In the John Crafford Parker Papers, 1874-1936, 5 feet.
Correspondents include Henry St. George Tucker.


The New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: In the George B. McClellan Letterbooks, 1904-1909, 4 volumes.
Correspondents include Henry St. George Tucker.


University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: In the Tucker Family Papers, 1790-1932, 37 linear feet.
Other authors include Henry St. George Tucker.


University of Virginia Library
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In Henry St. George Tucker Letters Received from Camm Patteson and Edmund R. Cocke, 1890, 2 items.
Edmund R. Cocke writes to Henry St. George Tucker on January 25, 1891, about African-Americans and the Fifteenth Amendment and how he favors disfranchisement. Camm Patteson writes to Tucker on October 9, 1890, to say he will try to get out the vote in Buckingham County, and discusses his views on African-Americans.

Papers: In the Alfred Dickinson Barksdale Papers, 1892-1972, 1400 items.
Correspondents include Henry St. George Tucker.

Papers: In the Lee Chapel Papers, 1923-1924, 300 items.
Correspondents include Henry St. George Tucker.

Papers: In the Walter Scott Copeland Papers, 1880-1954, 900 items.
Correspondents include Henry St. George Tucker.

Papers: In the Virginius Dabney Papers 1941-1971, 28 boxes.
Correspondents include Henry St. George Tucker.

Papers: In the James Taylor Ellyson Papers, ca. 1865-1910, approximately 1,500 items.
Correspondents include Henry St. George Tucker.

Papers: In the William Allen Garrett Papers, 1905-1950, 2 feet.
Correspondents include Henry St. George Tucker.

Papers: In the Carter Glass Papers, 1858-1946, approximately 215,000 items.
Correspondents include Henry St. George Tucker.

Papers: In the Gordon Family Papers, 1744-1905, 38 items + 10 volumes.
Persons represented include Henry St. George Tucker.

Papers: In the Harrison Family Papers, 1720-1960, 3 feet.
Correspondents include Henry St. George Tucker.

Papers: In the Louis Isaac Jaffe Editorial Correspondence Files, S-V, of the Virginian-Pilot, 1907-1950, approximately 700 items.
Correspondents include Henry St. George Tucker.

Papers: In the McCue, Martin, and Perry Families' Papers, ca. 1800-1930, 630 items.
Correspondents include Henry St. George Tucker.

Papers: In the William Nelson Page Papers, 1852-1924, 400 items.
Correspondents include Henry St. George Tucker.

Papers: In the John Crafford Parker Papers, 1874-1936, 5 feet.
Correspondents include Henry St. George Tucker.

Papers: In the Tipton Ray Snavely Papers, 1915-1968, 13 feet.
Correspondents include Henry St. George Tucker.

Papers: In the Robert Whitehead Papers, 1876-1964, approximately 450 items.
Correspondents include Henry St. George Tucker.


Washington and Lee University Library
Special Collections
Lexington, VA
Papers: 1874-1933, 5 inches.
The bulk of the papers of Henry St. George Tucker are copies of originals held by the Manuscripts Department, Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Southern Historical Collection, #2605 Tucker Family Papers. The Swem Library at the College of William and Mary has extensive Tucker family holdings. The Special Collections division of Washington and Lee University Leyburn Library also holds Henry St. George Tucker papers both in 024 & 024a Tucker Family Papers and in the Tucker Family Papers portion of their Rockbridge Historical Society Collection.

Papers: In the William Paxton Houston Papers, 1898-1903, approximately 50 items.
Correspondents include Henry St. George Tucker.

Papers: In the Tucker Family Papers, 1794-1930. 3,974 items.
Unpublished guide in library.

  • Hohner, Robert A. "Prohibition and Virginia Politics: William Hodges Mann Versus Henry St. George Tucker, 1909." Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 74 (January 1966): 88-107.
  • Tucker, Henry St. George. Have the corporations been law-abiding? [N.p., 1911].
  • ------. Judge Story's position on the so-called general welfare clause. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1927.
  • ------. Limitations on the Treaty-making Power Under the Constitution of the United States. Boston: Little, Brown, 1915. Reprint, Union, N.J.: Lawbook Exchange, 2000.
  • ------. The treaty-making power under the Constitution. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1914.
  • ------. Woman's Suffrage by Constitutional Amendment. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1916. Reprint, Clark, N.J. : Lawbook Exchange, 2003.
  • Tucker, John Randolph. The Constitution of the United States: A Critical Discussion of its Genesis, Development, and Interpretation. Edited by Henry St. George Tucker. Chicago: Callaghan, 1899. Reprint, Littleton, Colo.: F.B. Rothman, 1981.
  • United States. 72d Cong., 2d sess., 1932-1933. House. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives of the United States, together with remarks presented in the eulogy of Henry St. George Tucker, late a Representative from Virginia. Seventy-second Congress, second session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1933.