Henry St. George Tucker Family Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17


Scope and Content: This collection contains copies of speeches given, articles written by and about Henry St. George Tucker III and John Randolph Tucker, two prominent members of Virginia and Maryland governments. (1 box) Last updated 05/14.

Biographical/Historical: Henry St. George Tucker III was born in Winchester, VA on April 5, 1853 to John Randolph Tucker and Laura Holmes Powell. He attended school in Richmond and Middleburg, VA. He graduated from Washington & Lee Law School in 1876 and started his law practice in Staunton, VA. In 1889, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives (1889-1897). From 1897-1902, he was a professor of constitutional law at Washington & Lee and then became dean of the law school at Columbia University, now George Washington University. Tucker returned as a Member of the House of Representatives and remained there until his death on July 23, 1932. He is buried in the Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Lexington, VA. Tucker married Henrietta Preston Johnston on Oct. 25, 1877 and had seven children.

Henry St George Tucker I (1780-1848)
        3rd Son: John Randolph Tucker (1823-1897) – son: George St. George Tucker III
        5th Son: Henry St. George Tucker II (1828-1863)                              (1853-1932)

Bibliography: Quarles, Garland R. Some Worthy Lives. Winchester, VA: Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, 1988.

Cite As: Henry St. George Tucker Family Collection, 1477 WFCHS/THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.


Box 1

"Henry St. George Tucker, Legal Educator," by Alta E. Cassady, master's thesis, 1978, College of William and Mary, 1 item, 77 leaves, typescript

Honor System, University of Virginia—founded by Henry St. George Tucker, 4 items typescript/printed

Tucker, Henry St. George (1780-1848) – Letter to John Lisle, March 28, 1824, 2 pages, manuscript

Tucker, Henry St. George - address, "When the Powers of the Government . . .," delivered before the House of Representatives, 1922, 1 item, 14 pages, printed

Tucker, H. St. George – "First Permanent English Settlement in America," Journal of American History, 1907, 12 pages, printed

Tucker, Henry St. George -- The President's Address, American Bar Association, reviewed highlights of legislation in the past year, 1905, booklet, 91 pages, printed

Tucker, Henry St. George, Jr.—Lines suggested by the death of my friend, n.d., 1 leaf, manuscript

Tucker, John Randolph–address delivered before the Society of Alumni of the University of Virginia, June 28, 1851, 1 item, printed, 64 pages

Tucker, John Randolph--address delivered before the Phoenix and Philomathean Societies of William and Mary College, 1854, Charles Wynne, Printer, Richmond, booklet, 27 pages, printed

Tucker, John Randolph–address delivered before the graduating class of the Law Department of the University of Maryland, June 1, 1877, 1 item, printed, 23 pages

Tucker, John Randolph–address “History of the Federal Convention of 1787 and Some of Its Work,” delivered to the graduating class of Yale Law School, June 28, 1887, 1 item, printed, 54 pages

Tucker, John Randolph–address “Influence of Presbyterian Policy on Civil and Religious Liberty in Virginia,” delivered before the Centennial Meeting of the Synod of Virginia at New Providence Church, Rockbridge Co., VA, Oct. 24, 1888, 2 copies, printed, 40 pages

Tucker, John Randolph–address delivered to Virginia Bar Association, July 12-14, 1892, 1 item, printed, 23 pages

Tucker, John Randolph–annual address before the American Bar Association, Aug. 25, 1892, 1 item, printed, 24 pages

Tucker, John Randolph–address delivered to the American Bar Association, 16th Annual Meeting, Aug. 30, 1893, 1 item, printed, 53 pages

Tucker, John Randolph--address, "Reminiscences of Virginia's Judges and Jurists," delivered to the Richmond Bar Association, 1895, 2 items, printed, 47 pages

Tucker, John Randolph–address “The Constitution of the United States–the Best Product of Political Science for the Security of Freedom to Man,” delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Ohio State Bar Association, July 16, 1896, 1 item, printed, 37 pages

Tucker, John Randolph–article, “The Public Services of St. George Tucker, a Judge, and of Henry St. George Tucker, a President of the Court of Appeals of Virginia for the Virginia Law Register,” n.d., 1 item, printed, 24 pages

Tucker, John Randolph–lecture before the Young Men’s Christian Association of Alexandria, VA, Feb. 14, 1856, 1 item, printed, 31 pages

Tucker, John Randolph–lecture “The Southern Church Justified in its Support of the South in the Present War,” delivered to the Young Men’s Christian Association, 1 item, printed, 35 pages

Tucker, John Randolph–memorial presented and read to the Virginia State Bar Association, Aug. 3-5, 1897, by Alexander Hamilton, 1 item, printed, 23 pages

Tucker, John Randolph–memorials published in the “Southern Collegian,” v.29 #4, Washington and Lee University, Feb. 1897, 1 item, printed, 200 pages

Tucker, John Randolph–oration delivered at the Celebration of the Centennial of the Founding of the Northwest at Marietta, OH, April 7, 1888

Tucker, John Randolph--personal papers, 1861, 1 leaf, manuscript

Tucker, John Randolph–speech “Centennial Celebration of American Independence,” delivered to the House of Representatives, Jan. 19, 1876, 1 item, printed, 18 pages

Tucker, John Randolph–speech “Contested Election Case of Platt vs. Goode,” delivered to the House of Representatives, July 26, 1876, 1 item, printed, 19 pages

Tucker, John Randolph–speech “Counting the Electoral Votes,” delivered to the House of Representatives, Jan. 23, 1877, 1 item, printed, 51 pages

Tucker, John Randolph–speech “Revision of the Tariff,” delivered to the House of Representatives, May 8, 1878, 1 item, printed, 48 pages

Tucker, John Randolph–speech “Polygamy,” delivered to the House of Representatives, March 14, 1882, 1 item, printed, 7 pages

“John Randolph Tucker” by Susan P. Lee, The Green Bag, Vol. IX, No. 12 (December, 1897), 6 leaves, printed (photocopy)