Herbert Tuckerman

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Herbert Tuckerman
Member of the Massachusetts Senate from the Second Essex district
In office
Preceded by C. Henry Glovsky
Succeeded by Kevin B. Harrington
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 15th Essex district
In office
Personal details
Born (1921-05-02)May 2, 1921
Died August 8, 2007 (aged 86)
Danvers, Massachusetts
Resting place Harmony Gardens Cemetery
Salem, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Sarah Cole (1946–1998; her death)
Carol Crumpton (1998–2007; his death)
Residence Beverly, Massachusetts
Alma mater Harvard University
Occupation Insurance agent

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[edit]

Tuckerman was born on May 2, 1921 in Boston.[1] 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.[2]

Tuckerman attended Harvard University, where he was a member of the Porcellian Club and the Hasty Pudding Institute.[3] 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.[2]

After the war, Tuckerman became a partner at the insurance firm Obrion, Russell & Co.[2]

In 1946 he married Sarah Cole. They would have two children.[2]

Political career[edit]

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.[4]

Later life and death[edit]

Tuckerman's wife died in 1998. Shortly after her death he married Carol Crumpton.[2]

On August 4, 2007 he was diagnosed with leukemia. Four days later he died at a hospice in Danvers, Massachusetts.[2]


  1. ^ 1957–1958 Public Officers of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Lawrence, J. M. (August 28, 2007). "Herbert Tuckerman, 86; WWII veteran served two terms as GOP legislator". The Boston Globe. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sarah P. Cole Will Wed Herbert Tuckerman". The Boston Daily Globe. May 4, 1946. 
  4. ^ Gallagher, Thomas A. (June 15, 1958). "Herter for Attorney General". Lowell Sun.