Biography of Nathaniel B. Tucker
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Tucker, Nathaniel Beverley, (generally known as Beverley Tucker), born in Winchester, Virginia, June 8, 1820, son of Henry St. George Tucker. He was educated at the University of Virginia. In 1853 he founded the Washington "Sentinel," and in the same year was made printer to the senate. He was appointed consul to Liverpool in 1857, and scrved as such till 1861. During the war he was made secret agent of the Confederate States, and in 1862 was sent by the Confederate government to England and France to obtain supplies, and in 1863-64 to Canada for a like purpose. He was included by President Johnson in his oroclamation on the assassination of Lincoln, and a price was set on his head. In reply Tucker wrote to Johnson that he had better look nearer home, as the person profiting most by Lincoln's death was Johnson himself. He went to Mexico, where he remained until the downfall of Maximilian, when he returned and took up his residence in Washington City, and Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. He died in Richmond, July 4, 1890.


FROM:
Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography
Volume III
By: Lyon Gardiner Tyler, LL. D.
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York 1915



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