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TUCKER, Thomas Tudor

1745–1828

Biography

TUCKER, Thomas Tudor, (uncle of Henry St. George Tucker [1780–1848]), a Delegate and a Representative from South Carolina; born in Port Royal, Bermuda, June 25, 1745; attended the common schools; studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland; moved to South Carolina and practiced medicine; served as a surgeon in the Revolutionary War; member of the State assembly, 1776, 1782-1783, 1785 and 1787-1788; Member of the Continental Congress in 1787 and 1788; elected to the First and Second Congresses (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1793); appointed United States Treasurer by President Jefferson and served from December 1, 1801, until his death in Washington, D.C., May 2, 1828; interment in Congressional Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: 1791-1824, 70 items. The papers of Thomas Tudor Tucker chiefly contain correspondence (1791-1808) between Thomas Tucker and John Page relating to such topics as federal office-seeking and patronage, congressional and Virginia politics, problems of coinage and the Mint of the United States, national finance, the presidential election of 1800, and the trial of Aaron Burr. Persons mentioned in the correspondence include Albert Gallatin, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Napoleon I, and George Washington. Also included is Thomas Tucker's financial account (1813-1823) and a letter (1824) from Thomas Tucker to Luke Wheeler. The papers are also available on microfilm.
Papers: In the Nathan Starr Papers, 1813-1851, 66 items. Correspondents include Thomas Tudor Tucker.

College of William and Mary
Earl Gregg Swem Library

Williamsburg, VA
Papers: In the Tucker-Coleman Papers, ca. 1664-1945, approximately 30,000 items. Persons represented include Thomas Tudor Tucker. The papers are also available on microfilm.

Duke University
Rare Book, Manuscripts, and Special Collections Library

Durham, NC
Papers: 1799, 1 item. A letter from Thomas Tudor Tucker to Dr. Isaac Chanler of Charleston, South Carolina, concerning yellow fever in New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston.
Papers: In the Borland Family Papers, 1806-1867, 8 items. Correspondents include Thomas T. Tucker.

Haverford College Library

Haverford, PA
Papers: In the Charles Roberts Autograph Collection, 1789, 1 item. Persons represented include Thomas Tudor Tucker.

Maryland Historical Society

Baltimore, MD
Papers: ca. 1791-1808, 1 vertical file. The file includes a photostat of a portrait of Thomas Tudor Tucker, a sheet of signatures, and copies of letters by Thomas Tucker to John Page dealing with matters of Congress and politics of the period.

The Morgan Library
Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts

New York, NY
Papers: 1813, 1 item. A letter from Thomas Tudor Tucker to Elbridge Gerry written on March 15, 1813. In the letter, Thomas Tucker writes concerning payment of his salary.
Papers: 1822, 1 item. A letter from Thomas Tudor Tucker to C.A. Rodney written on April 11, 1822. In the letter, Thomas Tucker asks his aid to reinstate two of his clerks.

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

Columbia, SC
Papers: In the Legislative Papers, 1789, 1 item. Persons represented include Thomas Tudor Tucker.

Western Reserve Historical Society Library

Cleveland, OH
Papers: In the Edward Tiffin Papers, 1785-1853, 1 linear foot. Other authors include Thomas Tudor Tucker. A register is available in the library.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Dowdy, Diana Dru. "A school for stoicism": The life and letters of Thomas Tudor Tucker." Master's thesis, College of William and Mary, 1984.

Tucker, Thomas Tudor. Conciliatory hints, attempting, by a fair state of matters, to remove party-prejudices;-- [microform]: Offering a few reflections on the various forms of government;-- pointing out the preference to be given to the true republican or democratic system;-- and proposing a convention by delegates, for the purpose of accommodating our constitution more perfectly to the principles of equal and permanent freedom: Submitted to the consideration of the citizens of the Commonwealth of South-Carolina. / By Philodemus. Charleston, S.C.: Printed for A. Timothy, no. 89, Broad-Street, MDCCLXXXIV, [1784].

------. An oration delivered in St. Michael's Church, before the inhabitants of Charleston, South-Carolina, on the 4th of July, 1795; in commemoration of American independence, [microform] : by the appointment of the South-Carolina State Society of Cincinnati, published at the request of that society, and also of the American Revolution Society. Charleston, S.C.: From the press of Timothy & Mason, [1795].

------. To the Honorable the president and Senate, and the Honorable the Speaker, and House of Representatives, of the state of South-Carolina-- [microform]: The petition of Thomas Tuder [sic] Tucker, respectfully sheweth [sic]-- that in the month of April, 1791, in conformity to a concurrent resolution of both house of the legislature, indents were issued. [Charleston, S.C.: N.p., 1795].

Woodruff, Caldwell. Thomas Tudor Tucker, M.D.: Citizen of South Carolina, patriot and statesman, and treasurer of the United States. N.p., n.d.

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