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Starling Tucker (1770 – January 3, 1834) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina. Born in Halifax County, North Carolina, Tucker moved to Mountain Shoals (now Enoree), South Carolina. He received a limited education.

Starling Tucker
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1831
Preceded byJohn Carter
Succeeded byJohn K. Griffin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1823
Preceded byWilliam Woodward
Succeeded byGeorge McDuffie
Member of the South Carolina Senate from Laurens District
In office
November 24, 1806 – December 20, 1816
Preceded byJames Saxon
Succeeded byWilliam Clark
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Laurens District
In office
November 24, 1801 – November 24, 1806
Personal details
Born1770
Halifax County, North Carolina
DiedJanuary 3, 1834 (aged 63–64)
Mountain Shoals, South Carolina
Resting placeEnoree, South Carolina
Political partyJacksonian
Other political
affiliations
Democratic-Republican

Tucker held several local offices and served as member of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Tucker was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fifteenth Congress. He was reelected to the Sixteenth through Nineteenth Congresses and reelected as a Jacksonian to the Twentieth and Twenty-first Congresses (March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1831). He died in Mountain Shoals (now Enoree), South Carolina, January 3, 1834. He was interred in the private burial ground on the family estate west of Enoree, South Carolina.

SourcesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Starling Tucker (id: T000402)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Woodward
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 5th congressional district

1817–1823
Succeeded by
George McDuffie
Preceded by
James Carter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 9th congressional district

1823–1831
Succeeded by
John K. Griffin