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Thomas Tudor TUCKER

(1745-1828)

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.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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