Clergyman, writer. Born– Jan. 10, 1886 in Mobile. Parents– Gardiner C. and Melville Leigh (Eckford) Tucker. Married– Ellen Dorothy O’Reilly on July 14, 1914. Children– Three. Education– General Theological Seminary in New York, B.D.; attended Columbia University. Protestant Episcopal priest, 1913-1950; after 1927 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Chicago; converted to Roman Catholicism 1950; assistant news editor and religious editor Chicago Herald American, 1924-1954; president after 1948 of Patriarchal Council of the Church of the East; president of the Aramaic Institute; editor of Light from the East; literature director for American Socialist Party; contributed poetry to Chicago Tribune under pseudonym “Friar Tuck.”


Contemporary Authors, Vol. 105; Who Was Who in America, Vol. 7.


The Chosen Nation. Chicago; Author, 1919.

A History of Imperialism. New York; Rand School of Social Science, 1920.

Internationalism; the Problem of the Hour. Chicago; Author, 1918?

A Minstrel Friar; His Legacy of Song. Chicago; R. F. Seymour, 1949.

Now It Must Be Done. Chicago; Socialist Party of the United States, 1920.

Out of the Hell Box. New York; Morehouse-Gorham Co., 1945.

Poems of a Socialist Priest. Chicago; Author, 1915.

The Sangreal. Chicago; Author, 1919.

Songs of the Gulf Coast. Chicago; Sunrise, 1972.

Stop-go; the Ten Commandments for a Modern Child. New York; Morehouse, 1946.


The Tucker Family. Evanston, Ill.; Compiler, 1976.