Pomeroy Tucker

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Pomeroy Tucker (August 10, 1802 – June 30, 1870)[1] was a journalist and New York politician.

Born in Palmyra, New York, in 1802, Tucker served an apprenticeship as a printer in Palmyra, became a contributor to the Canandaigua Messenger, and in 1824 established the Wayne Sentinel as a Democratic organ. He was elected as the Wayne County representative to the New York State Assembly in 1837,[2] and was for several years postmaster, and at one time a canal collector.[3]

Tucker was employed as a printer for a time by E.B. Grandin, known for publishing the first order of the Book of Mormon, a sacred text of the churches of the Latter Day Saint movement. Tucker developed animosity toward Mormonism, and later authored Origin, Rise, and Progress of Mormonism, a book considered to have been the "most influential anti-Mormon work in [its] period."[4]:48

Tucker died on 30 June 1870.[3]



  1. ^ Birth date from: Anderson, Richard Lloyd (Spring 1969). "Circumstantial Confirmation of the First Vision Through Reminiscences". BYU Studies 9 (3): 381. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  2. ^ Magill, Martha S. (2000). "State Assembly Representatives, Wayne, New York". USGenWeb. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  3. ^ a b Pomeroy Tucker, Famous Americans, 2009.[full citation needed]
  4. ^ Nelson, William O. (1992), "Anti-Mormon Publications", in Ludlow, Daniel H, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, New York: Macmillan Publishing, pp. 45–52, ISBN 0-02-879602-0, OCLC 24502140