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John Randolph Tucker



Susan P. Lee, John Randolph Tucker
9 The Green Bag 201 (1897)

John Randolph was born at Winchester, Virginia, on December 24, 1823, the son of Henry St. George Tucker and the grandson of St. George Tucker. Like his father, he was a lawyer, professor, and politician. He served as attorney general of Virginia (1857-65), professor and dean at Washington and Lee University (1870-74, 1889-97), and U.S. Representative (1875-87). He practiced law from 1865 to 1897 and argued many cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Tucker is buried at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Virginia.

John Randolph Tucker

John Randolph Tucker

John Randolph Tucker
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

John Randolph Tucker
The Green Bag

John Randolph Tucker, The Constitution of the United States: A Critical Discussion of Its Genesis, Development, and Interpretation (Chicago: Callaghan, 1899)(Henry St. George Tucker ed.)


Paul D. Carrington, Lawyers and the Redemption of the South, 5 Roger Williams University Law Review 41 (1999)

"John Randolph Tucker," in Henry W. Scoll, Distinguished American Lawyers with Their Struggles and Triumphs in the Forum 681-690 (New York: Charles L. Webster, 1891)

Source: Susan P. Lee, John Randolph Tucker
9 Green Bag 201-205 (1897)(frontispiece)