Amos Tuck

Amos Tuck

Parsonsfield, York County, Maine, USA
Death 11 Dec 1879 (aged 69)
Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 18676592 · View Source
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US Congressman. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1835 and served as Principal of Hampton Academy in New Hampshire from 1836 until he became an attorney in Exeter in 1838. Tuck was a member of the Dartmouth College Board of Trustees and served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1842. In 1846 he was elected to the US House of Representatives as an Independent, later winning reelection as a Free Soil candidate and a Whig, serving from 1847 to 1853. He was a founder of the Republican party and served as a Delegate to its National Conventions in 1856 and 1860. In 1861 he was a delegate to the Washington Peace Conference that attempted to prevent the start of the Civil War. From 1861 to 1865 Tuck was Naval Officer of the Port of Boston. After the Civil War he resumed the practice of law and also became active in railroads and other businesses. In 1900 his son Edward endowed the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Bio by: Bill McKern

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