The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Tucker, George (1775–1861)

  • Henry W. Spiegel
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American economist and statistician, he was born in Bermuda, the offspring of a family prominent there and in Virginia. When he joined the faculty of the University of Virginia in 1825, he had already made a name for himself as a lawyer, man of letters and member of Congress.

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