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  • Full Name: Henry St. George Tucker Jr.
  • Served: 1852 - 1859
  • Bio Information: Born near Winchester, Va., January 5, 1828 Died in Charlottesville, Va., January 24, 1863 Buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Charlottesville, Va. St. George Tucker was the son of Henry St. George and Ann Evelina (Hunter) Tucker. His father was Professor of Law at the University of Virginia and President of the Virginia Court of Appeals, residing as judge in Winchester. He was the grandson of St. George Tucker, the jurist, who came from Bermuda. The Right Reverend Beverley Dandridge Tucker, the father of two bishops, was his nephew. He studied at the University of Virginia, and took law at the College of William and Mary under his uncle, Judge N. Beverley Tucker. He was Clerk of the State Senate from January to November, 1852, and Clerk of the House of Delegates from November, 1852, until he resigned in 1859, and opened an academy to instruct youth. He raised a company of the Ashland Grays, which he led as captain to the field, incorporated with the 15th Virginia Regiment of Volunteers. He joined the Confederate Army, held a lieutenant colonel’s commission, and died in Charlottesville from exposure in the “Seven Days Battle” around Richmond. He was known as one of the wittiest and most gifted men in Virginia, and was the author of Hansford: A Tale of Bacon’s Rebellion, “The Southern Cross”, and the dedicatory poem to the Washington equestrian statue at Richmond. He married, September 20, 1849, Elizabeth Anderson Gilmer, daughter of Thomas Walker Gilmer, Speaker of the House of Delegates for the session of 1839 and Governor of Virginia, 1840-4 I, and Anne E. (Baker) Gilmer. Photograph on file in the office of the Clerk of the House of Delegates. While he was Clerk of the I-louse, the Speaker was OSCAR MINOR CRUTCHPIELD.

*The information within this interactive and searchable application has been researched extensively by the House Clerk’s Office. As with any historical records of this age and breadth, there may be discrepancies and/or inconsistencies within records obtained from a variety of credible sources. Any feedback is encouraged at history@house.virginia.gov.

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