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George TUCKER

George TUCKER, economist. Congressman, 1819-1825.

Background

  • TUCKER, George was born in 1775 in Bermuda.

  • Career

    • Writer on various subjects whose economic work was probably his most significant. He was a critic of Ricardo, and questioned Malthusian population theory. Though a Southerner, he was critical of slavery on both economic and moral grounds.

      Professor Moral Philosophy, University Virginia, 1825-1845.

    Major achievements

    • Congressman, 1819-1825.

    Works

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    Born 1775
    Died 1861
    (aged 86)
    Nationality