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During that time, he was promoted to Captain and aggressively pursued spar-torpedo warfare against U. During the Civil War's last weeks he served in the defenses of Richmond, Virginia, and with the Confederate army as it withdrew to its final destiny at Appomattox.
JOHN RANDOLPH TUCKER
He surrendered in the field on 6 April In , after peace returned to the United States, Tucker became a Rear Admiral in the navy of Peru, serving with the combined fleet of that nation and Chile in their war with Spain. He later surveyed the upper Amazon River. Naval History and Heritage Command. Social Media. Toggle left navigation Nav. He was a member of the Annapolis convention of that recommended the convention by which the constitution was formed. He was a poet as well as a jurist. William and Mary college gave him the degree of LL.
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He was graduated at William and Mary in , studied law, and practised in Lynchburg. He was a member of the Virginia house of delegates for some time, and was thrice elected to the National house of representatives, serving from 6 Dec.
On retiring from, congress, in which he occupied a prominent position as a debater and a constitutional lawyer, he became professor of moral philosophy and political economy in the University of Virginia, and filled that chair for twenty years. John P. George's eldest son, Henry St. George, b. He was a volunteer officer in the war of , served as a member of the U. He was appointed chancellor of the state in , and served till , when he was made president-judge of the Virginia court of appeals, which post he resigned in , being then elected professor of law at the University of Virginia.
This post he resigned in because of feeble health. He was tendered the attorney-generalship of the United States by Andrew Jackson, but declined.
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While he was chancellor he established a successful private law-school at Winchester. William and Mary gave him the degree of LL.
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George's second son, Nathaniel Beverley, b. He was graduated at William and Mary in , studied law, and practised in Virginia until , when he moved to Missouri, where he was a judge in the circuit court till Returning to Virginia, he was elected in professor of law in William and Mary, which post he filled with signal ability till his death. As a writer he excelled any of his Virginia contemporaries. This was printed secretly, bearing the fictitious date , and purported to be a historical novel of the events between and that year.
In its accurate delineation of events between and it seems almost prophetic. He left an unfinished life of his half-brother, John Randolph of Roanoke. George's son, Nathaniel Beverley, journalist, b.
Rochelle, James Henry 1826-1889
He was sent by the Confederate government in to England and France, and in '4 to Canada, to obtain commissary supplies. He went to Mexico after the civil war closed, was there till Maximilian's reign came to an end, then returned to the United States, and has since resided in Washington, D. He was admitted to the bar in , and began the practice of his profession in Winchester.