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William Hallam Tuck (c. 1809-1884)
MSA SC 3520-1887


Born in Annapolis, November 20, 1808.  Son of William Archable Tuck and Cave Williams (Mulliken) Tuck.  Attended St. John's College, Annapolis, M.A. 1827.  Studied law.  Married Margaret Sprigg Bowie Chew; children: Maria Louisa Chew,  Somerville Pinkney Tuck, Philemon Halam Tuck,  Francis Holland (d. infancy.).  Resided on West Street, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County.  Died in Annapolis on March 17, 1884.

Engaged in the practice of law.  House of Delegates, Prince George's County, 1836-43 .  Speaker, House of Delegates, 1837.  Senate, Anne Arundel County, 1872-75.  Member, Constitutional Convention, 1851. Judge, Circuit Court.  Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals, 1851-1861.  Defeated for reelection to the court in 1861 by a Unionist candidate, Richard Johns Bowie of Montgomery County. Director of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. President of First National Bank of Annapolis. Member of Board of Governors and Visitors of St. John's College.

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