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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
Tucker, George 1775- 1861 (search)
Tucker, George 1775-1861 Author; born in Bermuda in 1775; graduated at William and Mary College in 1797; admitted to the bar and practised in Lynchburg; elected to Congress in 1819, 1821, and 1823; Professor of Moral Philosophy and Political Economy at the University of Virginia for twenty years. His publications include Letters on the conspiracy of slaves in Virginia; Letters on the Roanoke navigation; The Valley of Shenandoah; Life of Thomas Jefferson, with parts of his correspondence; Progress of the United States in population and wealth in fifty years; History of the United States from their Colonization to the end of the twenty-sixth Congress in 1841, etc. He died in Sherwood, Va., April 10, 1861.