Francis Tukey Research Paper

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Francis Tukey was born in Falmouth, Maine in 1814. His grandfather fought in the Battle of Saratoga during the American Revolution. His grandfather was accidentally killed by the premature discharge from a cannon. Francis Tukey was a mechanic and left Falmouth for Boston, Massachusetts to practice his trade further. However, after moving to Boston, he decided that he would pursue a career in law instead. Tukey entered the Harvard Law School and graduated after two years in 1843. Francis Tukey was admitted to the Suffolk bar on March 6, 1844. He was later appointed as the City Marshal of Boston by Mayor Josiah Quincy Jr Under Tukey, the force increased to 22 officers during the day and 8 at night. They were dispatched throughout the city at $2.00 per day and $1.25 per night. Tukey began using raids to clean up the city. Tukey had an eye on vice…show more content…
He became a member of the California State Assembly, with a seat in the 16th District legislature beginning in 1863 and also a member of the Board of Levee.While on the Board of Levee, he helped decide the length of term and the process for the election of Levee officials. However not everything was going so smooth. Tukey had to go in front of the Supreme Court of California as an appeal was filed from a verdict rendered against him by the Sixth Judicial District of California. In this appeal, investment in property bought by another man, D. O. Mills, where Tukey was also an investor came before the court. Tukey was an investor on real estate property of lot 4 between J and K streets and Fourth and Fifth streets in Sacramento. The third that was in the possession of Judson and George B. Haycock was sold to Mills. During which time, the taxes had not been paid on the property. The sheriff in Sacramento was deeded to sell the property to recoup the money owed. Tukey, in having failed to pay the taxes, forced the property to be sold and left a loan of $4000.00 to Mill’s
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