Tilghman Mayfield Tucker

Tilghman Mayfield Tucker

Hot Springs, Madison County, North Carolina, USA
Death 3 Apr 1859 (aged 57)
Bexar, Marion County, Alabama, USA
Burial Lake Providence, East Carroll Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 8050921 · View Source
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Governor of Mississippi. As a young attorney in Columbus, Tucker, a Democrat, was elected in 1831 to the Mississippi Legislature as Lowndes County's first Representative. After four years in the House of Representatives, he served as State Senator until being elected Governor in 1841, defeating the Whig candidate, D.O. Shattuck, by only eight votes. Tucker's single term as Governor (1842-1844) was turbulent, including an embezzlement scandal when the State Treasurer embezzled $45,000 and escaped to Canada. Although Tucker was cleared of any responsibility for the treasury scandal, he chose not to run for reelection. He did, however, successfully run for the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served one term before retiring to Cottonwood, his plantation in East Carroll Parish, Louisiana.

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