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:
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
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.
Scope and Contents This broadside from the Department of Law and Equity is dated August 1, 1870. It was published in Lexington, Virginia.
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
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.
File — Box: 1, Folder: 37
Scope and Contents This file consists of five Tucker and Gaulidett Letters, including invitations to Dinner in 1885.
Identifier: MS 0022
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
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
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