Josephine Tucker Robertson also known as Josie, was a 67-year-old American businesswoman, who was married to a famous billionaire, owner of Tiger clubs, and philanthropist Julian Hart Robertson. They were married for 38 years, sharing three children before she died in 2010.
Aside from being a businesswoman, Josie is also known to be an enthusiastic golfer and a member of the Sibonac Golf Club in Southampton, New York City. Josie’s death was a shock to many, but her innovations and support in the life of her better half and her children will forever be remembered.
- Full Name: Josephine Tucker Robertson
- Other Names: Josie
- Date of Birth: May 16, 1943
- Place of Birth: San Antonio, Texas, USA
- Nationality: American
- Gender: Female
- Star Sign: Gemini
- Education: University of Texas, Austin
- Profession: Business Woman, Golfer, and Philanthropist
- Religion: Christian
- Age: 67
- Parents: Robert and Josephine Spencer Tucker
- Siblings: 4
- Relationship Status: Married
- Spouse: Julian Hart Robertson
- Children: 3
- Grandchildren: 6
- Famous For: Wife of a Billionaire
- Date of Death: June 8, 2010
Interesting things to know about Josephine Tucker Robertson
1. Josie was born and raised in San Antonio
Josie was raised among four other siblings in San Antonio, USA. She was born on May 16, 1943, to her parents Robert Tucker and Josephine Spencer Tucker. Although much about her parents is not known, we, however, garnered that her parents have passed on, and her mom died in 2003. The names of her siblings are Mary Cassell, Julia Rasmussen, Robert Tucker, and George Tucker.
2. She lost one of her siblings in 2018
Josie suffered the loss of her sister, Julia Rasmussen in 2018. An educator, she died at the age of 70 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Julia left behind two children and her husband of more than 30 years, Nick Rasmussen.
Looking at Josie’s other siblings, it is known that while Mary Cassell is now married and resides in Mexico, Robert Tucker who is in the oil business and resides in Traverse City, Michigan, is also married. Much is not known about George Tucker but he is believed to be alive.
3. Educational Background of Josephine Tucker Robertson
Robertson attended St. Mary’s Hall, Texas, San Antonio, an all-girls high school, and received an honorary award of an Alumni in 2002. Before that, went to Briarcliff College, a women’s college in Briarcliff Manor, which is reportedly now closed, before later finishing her college education at the University of Texas, Austin 1965. She majored in Art, a passion she had from small.
4, Julian Robertson’s Wife started her career as a businesswoman
Julian Robertson’s wife started out as a businesswoman in Tucker town, with the sales and distribution of Christmas tree ornaments alongside her husband’s only sister Wyndham Robertson.
She is also known to be an enthusiastic Golfer and was a member of the Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, New York City. She co-owns two golf-course resorts in New Zealand with her husband.
She was the president of the Women’s Board of the Boys Club in 1978. The New York Boy’s Club had a section named after her, it is called the Josie Robertson School of Music and Art, and it spearheaded a show in 2021 known as Sounds of Lincoln Center, at the Josie Robertson Plaza, also referred to as Lincoln Center. Lincoln Center is a performing Arts Center that was given to her as a gift by her husband after her breast cancer operation in 1999.
Aside from this, she served in many other capacities and had many accomplishments and achievements.
5. Some of her Accomplishments, Honors, and capacities served
Josie had many accomplishments and honors to her name. Some of the notable ones are;
- The Sebonack Golf Club women’s championship in Southampton (2006)
- She was part of the Board of overseers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (2004)
- Director of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (2002)
- Member of the Boy’s Club Combined Board of Trustees (2000)
- Director of Classroom Inc. (1999)
- Queen of The Order of Alamo (1966)
- President of the Women’s Board of the Boy’s Club of New York (1978)
6. She was married to a billionaire
Apparently dropping from the Forbes list in recent years, Julian Robertson was one of Forbes’s 1000th richest people, ranked as the 586th richest billionaire on earth as of 2022 before he died. He had a net worth of $4.8 billion.
Josephine Tucker Robertson got married to Julian Robertson, a philanthropist, politician, and business mogul in 1972. They shared three sons; Spencer, Julian, and Alexander Tucker.
7. Meet Josephine Tucker’s three sons
- Spenser Julian Robertson is her first son
Spenser was born in 1974, although much about his birth is unknown. He was born in New York City, where his parents left most of their lives. He is currently married to Sarah Winslow Collins, with whom he has three kids Hollis, Hart, and Wyndham.
He attended and graduated from the Stanford University Business School and is the founder of the PAVE Academy Public School in Brooklyn. He is known to be a board member in his father’s Hedge fund foundation company, and some of his contributions to election campaigns, and also his philanthropic works within the USA.
- Julian H. III (Jay) is Josie’s 2nd son
Jay is the second son of Josephine and Julian Robertson. He is a graduate of the Florida private college Lynn University, located in Boca Raton. Jay has served in the capacity of a managing director for three different companies. He is currently the Managing Director of Lodges in Palm Beaches in Queenstown, New Zealand.
- Alexander is her third son
Much is also not known about Josie’s third son. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before finishing at the Stanford University Business School.
Just like his other siblings, Alex served in various capacities ranging from political to volunteering organizations, some of which are; President of the Tiger Club owned by his father in 2008, George Bush’s re-election campaign team in 2004, Trustee of the Robertson Foundation, and many others. He is married to Alexandra Leonard with whom he shares three children.
Josephine Tucker Robertson Died in 2010
A businesswoman and philanthropist, Josephine Tucker Robertson lost her life on June 8, 2010, after a long struggle with breast cancer which she started in the 1990s. She lost her life at the age of 67 at her home in New York City.
12 years after her passing, Josephine Tucker Robertson’s husband Julian Robertson died on 23 August 2022 in New York City. Described as a mentor to many, Julian Hart Robertson Jr. was born on 25 June 1932, in North Carolina, where he also had his education and was brought up. He founded Tiger Management in 1980, through which he rose o become a billionaire.
Julian Robertson died at the age of 90 and his cause of death is reported as cardiac complications.