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George Tucker (1775–1861)

Tucker, George. An American lawyer, educator, and author; born in Bermuda in 1775; died in Albemarle County, VA, April 10, 1861. He was a Member of Congress, 1819–25. For twenty years he was professor of moral philosophy in the University of Virginia (1825–45). He was the author of ‘Letters on the Conspiracy of Slaves in Virginia’ (1800); ‘Essays on Subjects of Taste,’ etc. (1822); ‘The Valley of the Shenandoah’ (1824), a novel; ‘Principles of Rent, Wages, and Profits’ (1837); ‘Life of Thomas Jefferson’ (1837); ‘History of the United States from their Colonization to 1841’ (4 vols., 1856–58); ‘Banks or No Banks’ (1857); and ‘Essays, Moral and Philosophical’ (1860).