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Tucker, John Randolph



  • Existence: 1823-1897

LL.D. Professor (equity and public) law, W&L, 1870-75; professor of mercantile law, conflict of law and constitutional laws, W&L, 1875; professor of international and constitutional law, W&L, 1876; lecturer of constitutional law, W&L, 1884; professor of equity and commercial law, and constitutional and international law, W&L, 1889-97; dean, school of law, W&L, 1893-97. Attorney general, Virginia, 1857-65; Virginia congressman, 1875-87. See MSS, Rockbridge Historical Society; Biographical Directory of American Congress, 1971, p. 1834; Legal Education in Virginia, 624-41.

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Allan, William, 1889 - 2007

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 6
Scope and Contents Contains an article titled "Colonel William Allan at McDonough"; an 1889 address by J. Randolph Tucker; and an 1890 memorial by Washington and Lee Board of Trustees concerning Allan.
Dates: 1889 - 2007

Col Alto, 1952-07-27

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 32
Scope and Contents This file consists of a typescript essay on the history of visitors, architecture, and ownership of Col Alto, a Roanoke Times article on a lawn party held at Col Alto, a letter from Mrs. Gordon G. Heiner, Jr. to Don Bruce McClelland related to a murder near Col Alto, and a printed copy of a Hampton Inn's historical description of the building.
Dates: 1952-07-27

Department of Law and Equity Broadside

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0596
Scope and Contents This broadside from the Department of Law and Equity is dated August 1, 1870. It was published in Lexington, Virginia.
Dates: 1870-08-01

George Earle Chamberlain Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0247
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence concerning Chamberlain's work on several Washington and Lee University committees from 1904-1908, including committee work on a chapter house for Phi Kappa Psi and on the new Carnegie library. It also includes his two notebooks from law courses (1875-1876) taught by John Randolph Tucker. Lastly, there is an 1874 photograph of Chamberlain and two fraternity brothers, G. M. Effinger, Class of 1874, and Floyd Farrar, Class of 1875.
Dates: Inclusive 1874-1908; Majority of material found within Bulk 1904-1908

John Randolph Tucker, 1866-01-31

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 34
Overview John Randolph Tucker, a Virginian author, lawyer and politician and Dean of the Washington and Lee Law School from 1893 to 1897, wrote to Lee to express his admiration for him.
Dates: 1866-01-31

John Randolph Tucker- Invitations to the Tuckers, 1896

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 37
Scope and Contents This file consists of five Tucker and Gaulidett Letters, including invitations to Dinner in 1885.
Dates: 1896

John Randolph Tucker Papers

Identifier: MS 0022

John Rudolph Tucker Papers, 1889 - 1947

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 92
Scope and Contents Typed and printed items by and about John Randolph Tucker, including comments from the press of Tucker’s election as a law professor, a eulogy, an address by Tucker, a biography on Tucker, and articles from the Lexington Gazette, County News, and Virginia Law Register on Tucker’s death.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1889 - 1947

Juliet S. Bradford Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0092
Scope and Contents This collection includes 11 items, all expressing sympathy at the death of Mrs. Bradford's husband, Vincent L. Bradford, a benefactor of Washington and Lee University. There is a resolution passed by the Washington and Lee University faculty in tribute to the memory of Mr. Vincent L. Bradford.
Dates: 1884-08-10 - 1884-10-02

Mortimer Norton Wisdom Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0308
Scope and Contents This collection consists of copies of letters written by Mortimer Norton Wisdom, to his mother when he was a law student at Washington and Lee University from 1872-1873. There are also copies of exams given by John Randolph Tucker in 1873 and copies of speeches given by Wisdom in 1872.
Dates: Inclusive 1872-1873