Tucker, Henry St. George
Tucker, Henry St. George(1780–1848) jurist; born in Chesterfield County, Va. (son of St. George Tucker). Member of the Virginia house and senate and the U.S. House of Representatives (Dem.-Rep., Va; 1815–19), and a superior court judge (1824–31), he was elected president of the Virginia Supreme Court in 1831. In 1841 he became professor of law at the University of Virginia, initiating its "Honor System." A soldier in the War of 1812 and the author of light verse, he wrote important legal commentaries.
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