Henry St. George Tucker III

Henry St. George Tucker III ( born April 5, 1853 in Winchester, Virginia; † July 23, 1932 in Lexington, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1889 and 1897, and again 1922-1932, he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Henry Tucker was born into a famous political family. He was the son of Congressman John Randolph Tucker (1823-1897) and grandson of Henry St. George Tucker, Sr. (1780-1848), who was also in Congress. Tucker attended private schools in Richmond and Middleburg. After a subsequent law degree from Washington and Lee University and his 1876 was admitted as a lawyer in Staunton, he began to work in this profession. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party.

In the congressional elections of 1888 Tucker was in the tenth electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Jacob Yost on March 4, 1889. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1897 four legislative sessions. In 1896, he was not nominated by his party for re-election.

1897 Tucker was a professor of constitutional law at the Washington and Lee University. In 1900 he became dean of the university. Five years later he was also Dean of Law and Diplomacy at George Washington University in Washington. From 1905 to 1907 he served as president of the Jamestown Exposition Co. He also led 1905, the American Bar Association. In the years 1909 and 1921 he applied unsuccessfully to each within his party 's nomination as the leading candidate for the gubernatorial elections in Virginia.

After the death of Mr Henry D. Flood Tucker was chosen due to the election for the tenth seat of Virginia as his successor again in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he took up his new mandate on 21 March 1922. After four elections he could remain until his death on 23 July 1932 at the Congress. His last years there were marked by the events of the global economic crisis since 1929.