|Member of the Massachusetts Senate from the Second Essex district|
|Preceded by||C. Henry Glovsky|
|Succeeded by||Kevin B. Harrington|
|Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 15th Essex district|
May 2, 1921|
|Died||August 8, 2007 (aged 86)
|Resting place||Harmony Gardens Cemetery
|Spouse(s)||Sarah Cole (1946–1998; her death)
Carol Crumpton (1998–2007; his death)
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
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.
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.
- 1957–1958 Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- Lawrence, J. M. (August 28, 2007). "Herbert Tuckerman, 86; WWII veteran served two terms as GOP legislator". The Boston Globe. Retrieved January 31, 2013.
- "Sarah P. Cole Will Wed Herbert Tuckerman". The Boston Daily Globe. May 4, 1946.
- Gallagher, Thomas A. (June 15, 1958). "Herter for Attorney General". Lowell Sun.