Tucker, St. George

Tucker, St. George

(1752–1827) jurist; born in Port Royal, Bermuda. He emigrated to Virginia in his late teens. A lieutenant-colonel at Yorktown, he became judge of the general court in Virginia (1788) and professor at William and Mary (1800). He sat on the Virginia Supreme Court (1803–11) and was federal judge for Virginia (1813–27). His important works include his Dissertation on Slavery: with a Proposal for its Gradual Abolition in Virginia (1796) and an annotated Blackstone's Commentaries (1803).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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