TUCKER, Tilghman Mayfield, (1802 - 1859)

TUCKER, Tilghman Mayfield, a Representative from Mississippi; born near Lime Stone Springs, N.C., February 5, 1802; completed preparatory studies; engaged in agricultural pursuits; moved to Hamilton, Miss.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Columbus, Miss.; member of the State house of representatives 1831-1835; served in the State senate 1838-1841; Governor of Mississippi 1841-1843; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); retired to his plantation home, “Cottonwood,” in Louisiana; died at the home of his father near Bexar, Marion County, Ala., April 3, 1859.