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Herbert Tuckerman

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Preceded by  C. Henry Glovsky
Name  Herbert Tuckerman
Resigned  1959
Political party  Republican
Party  Republican Party
Nationality  American
Education  Harvard University
Succeeded by  Kevin B. Harrington
Role  American Politician

Born  May 2, 1921 Boston (1921-05-02)
Resting place  Harmony Gardens Cemetery Salem, Massachusetts
Spouse(s)  Sarah Cole (1946–1998; her death) Carol Crumpton (1998–2007; his death)
Died  August 8, 2007, Danvers, Massachusetts, United States
Residence  Beverly, Massachusetts, United States

Herbert Sears Tuckerman (May 2, 1921 – August 8, 2007) was an American politician who served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Massachusetts Senate.


Early life

Tuckerman was born on May 2, 1921 in Boston. His father Bayard Tuckerman, Jr. was a jockey, businessman, and politician who helped found Suffolk Downs. His mother, Phyllis (Sears) Tuckerman was the daughter of Herbert Sears, an early financier of the first textile mills in Lowell and one of the richest men in Boston. Tuckerman grew up in Boston and Hamilton, Massachusetts.

Tuckerman attended Harvard University, where he was a member of the Porcellian Club and the Hasty Pudding Institute. In 1941 he left college to join the United States Army. He served under General George Patton, who was a fellow resident of Hamilton. On Victory in Europe Day, Tuckerman took custody of Reich Minister of the Interior Wilhelm Frick, who was later hanged.

After the war, Tuckerman became a partner at the insurance firm Obrion, Russell & Co.

In 1946 he married Sarah Cole. They would have two children.

Political career

Tuckerman served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1953 to 1957 and the Massachusetts Senate from 1957 to 1959. He was a delegate to the 1956 Republican National Convention. He was a candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts in 1958, but dropped out at the convention.

Later life and death

Tuckerman's wife died in 1998. Shortly after her death he married Carol Crumpton.

On August 4, 2007 he was diagnosed with leukemia. Four days later he died at a hospice in Danvers, Massachusetts.


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