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Henry St. George Tucker III

Henry St. George Tucker III (April 5, 1853 – July 23, 1932) was a representative from the Commonwealth of Virginia to the United States House of Representatives, professor of law, and president of the American Bar Association.

Henry St. George Tucker III
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 10th district
In office
March 21, 1922 – July 23, 1932
Preceded byHenry D. Flood
Succeeded byJoel W. Flood
In office
March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1897
Preceded byJacob Yost
Succeeded byJacob Yost
Personal details
Henry St. George Tucker III

(1853-04-05)April 5, 1853
Winchester, Virginia, U.S.
DiedJuly 23, 1932(1932-07-23) (aged 79)
Lexington, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Henrietta Preston Johnson
Alma materWashington & Lee University

Early and family lifeEdit

He was born to Laura (née Powell) and John Randolph Tucker in Winchester, Virginia, and received a LL.B. from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1876. He married Henrietta Preston Johnson in 1877, and had several children, among them John Randolph Tucker (professor). In 1898, he purchased the Col Alto estate at Lexington, Virginia.[1]


Tucker was elected to the 51st Congress as a Democrat and served four terms. He thereupon returned to Washington and Lee, where he became the professor of constitutional law and equity in 1897. Three years later he was made Dean of the Law School, in 1900.

He moved to Washington, D.C. and became dean of the school of law at Columbian University (now George Washington University) from 1903 to 1905, when he became President of the Jamestown Exposition.

Tucker returned to Congress in 1922, after a hiatus of nearly 25 years, when he was elected to the 67th Congress upon the death of Henry D. Flood in 1921. He was re-elected several times, serving until his own death in 1932.


  • Tucker, Henry St. George III (2003). Woman's suffrage by constitutional amendment. Clark, N.J. : Lawbook Exchange, 2003; Originally published: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1916, in series: Storrs lectures. ISBN 1-58477-342-1.
  • Tucker, Henry St. George III (2000). Limitations on the treaty-making power under the Constitution of the United States. Union, N.J. : Lawbook Exchange, 2000; Originally published: Boston : Little, Brown, 1915. ISBN 1-58477-015-5.
  • Tucker, John Randolph (1981). The Constitution of the United States : a critical discussion of its genesis, development, and interpretation; edited by Henry St. George Tucker. Littleton, Colo. : F.B. Rothman, 1981; Reprint. Originally published: Chicago : Callaghan, 1899. ISBN 0-8377-1206-8.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Calder Loth and John Salmon (August 1988). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Col Alto" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.

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