Benjamin Tucker

South Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 22 Jun 1939 (aged 85)
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 86816913 · View Source
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Benjamin Tucker was the publisher of the influential Anarchist publication Liberty, 1881-1908, and of the short-lived quarterly Radical Review, 1877-1878; owner of the Unique Bookshop in New York; specialist in and translator of the French Anarchist philosopher Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865); and publisher of books considered radical in his day. These included Diary of a Chambermaid, Octave Mirbeau; The Kreutzer Sonata, Tolstoy; Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman; Ballad of Reading Gaol, Oscar Wilde; The Ego and His Own, Max Stirner; and works by Proudhon, George Bernard Shaw, and Emile Zola.
Born in South Dartmouth, Mass., Tucker attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1870-1873. After a period in France, Tucker settled in Boston where he began his work as an editor and publisher while earning a living as a staff member of the Boston Globe. Tucker moved to New York in 1892 and remained there until 1908 when a fire at the Unique Bookshop destroyed his entire operation. Soon after,Tucker, with his companion Pearl Johnson and their infant daughter Oriole Johnson Tucker
(later Riche) moved to France. The family moved to Monaco in 1926, and Tucker died there in 1939.

U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925
Name: Benjamin R Tucker
Birth Date: 17 Apr 1854
Birth Place: Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Age: 60
Residence: New York, New York
Passport Issue Date: 9 Feb 1915

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