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George Joseph Tucker


Gender:
Male
Born:
October 17, 1804
Died:
September 1, 1878
Home Town:
Lenox, MA
Marriage(s):
Eunice Cook Tucker (September 28, 1829)
Harriet Sill Tucker (August 5, 1845)
Biographical Notes:
George Joseph Tucker was born in Lenox, MA to Joseph Tucker and Lucy Newell Tucker. He married Eunice Sylvia Cook in 1829 in Stockbridge, MA. After her death he married Harriet Sill in Middleton, CT. He had four children by his first wife, and four by his second.

Tucker graduated at Williams College in 1822, attended the Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1825. He practiced law in Lenox, MA. From 1847 to 1876 he was the register of deeds and the county treasurer from 1847 until his death in 1878.

Education
Years at LLS:
1824
Other Education:
Graduated from Williams College in 1822.

Profession / Service
Profession:
Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
1825
Local Posts:
Treasurer of the County (Berkshire County, MA) 1847-1878
Register of Deeds (Berkshire County, MA) 1847

help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
CITATION OF ATTENDANCE:
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1848.

Lectures on the common law by James Gould, taken by George S. Tucker at Litchfield Law School, Rare Book Collection, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale University.

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