Biography of Dr. George E. Tucker
Riverside County, CA Biographies





GEORGE E. TUCKER, M. D.
Thorough general preparation embraced in a comprehensive study of belles lettres, the sciences and the arts, and a subsequent professional preparation acquired under the tutelage of skilled instructors, enabled Dr. Tucker to enter upon active practice with a mental equipment equalled by few. Supplementing the theoretical knowledge came the early years of active practice, during which time a varied experience added to his store of learning and deepened his ardent devotion to the science of materia medica. Since his removal from the east to California and his location in Riverside he has established an enviable reputation for skill in diagnosis and in the treatment of disease Associated with Thomas R. Griffith, M. D., he established and now conducts the Griffith & Tucker sanatorium. His professional interests are further increased through his service as county health officer, in which office he has been retained since June of 1910, meanwhile guarding with unwavering devotion the general health of the population.

Born in Genoa, Ill., May 6, 1879, Dr. Tucker is a son of Eugene Adelmer and Alfretat (Bristol) Tucker, the former a native of Homer, N. Y., born May 13, 1856, and latter born in Rock Prairie, Wis., September 17, 1857. Attracted by the opportunities offered by the vast undeveloped regions west of the Mississippi, the family removed from Illinois to Nebraska and settled at Humboldt, where the ambitious lad, eager to gain an education, availed himself to the utmost of every opportunity that offered itself. Attendance at the city high school culminated in his graduation with the class of 1895 and with a standing that gave him entrance, with excellent markings, into the Nebraska State University, where he took a classical course of study. Upon leaving the state institution in 1898 he matriculated in the scientific department of Chicago University, from which in 1900 he received the degree of S. B. on the occasion of graduation. The following year was devoted to post graduate work in the same institution. Such a thorough general education furnished a substantial foundation upon which was built a professional superstructure. With his graduation in 1903 from Rush Medical College, one of the most prominent institutions of its kind in the country, he was qualified for active participation in professional labors.

One year of varied experiences while serving as an interne in the Norwegian Lutheran Tabitha hospital in Chicago was followed by the opening of an office for private practice in that city, where the young physician remained for another year. From there he came to Riverside and opened an office for practice. Since then he has established a patronage of proportions that testify as to his zeal and ability. During 1906 he was chosen secretory of the Riverside County Medical Society and at each subsequent annual business meeting of the organization he has been selected as his own successor, so that he has filled the office for five years. In addition he is identified with the American Medical Association and the Southern California Medical Society, also acts as a director of the California Public Health League, and secretary of the California Association for Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis. His attractive residence in Riverside in presided over with refined graciousness by his wife, whom he married on New Year's day of 1906 and who was formerly Miss May Heller, of this city. In religion he and his wife affiliate with the Congregational Church. Politically he votes with the Republican party in all national elections. Fond of congenial companionship, popular among his fellow citizens, he finds social recreation through his membership in the Victoria Club, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, all of which organizations have flourishing memberships in his home city.

From:
History of Riverside County, California
With a Biographical Review
History by Elmer Wallace Holmes
And other well known writers
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, California 1912


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