Sterling Tucker

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Sterling Tucker (born December 21, 1923, Akron, Ohio)[1] is a civil rights activist and politician in Washington, D.C. In 1974, he was elected as a Democrat to be chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia in the first election after home rule was established, serving for one term.[2] He ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 1978 against the incumbent Walter Washington and at-large council member Marion Barry, who won in a landslide.[3]

In January 1979, President Jimmy Carter nominated Tucker to be Assistant Secretary for the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sterling Tucker Biography". The HistoryMakers. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  2. ^ District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics. "Historical Elected Officials: Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia". Archived from the original on 2008-07-23. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  3. ^ Lynton, Stephen J.; Bowman, LaBarbara (1976-09-16). "Mayor, Sterling Tucker Deprecate Landslide Victory by Marion Barry". The Washington Post. p. D1. Retrieved 2008-08-02. 
  4. ^ "Jimmy Carter: Department of Housing and Urban Development Nomination of Sterling Tucker To Be an Assistant Secretary". The American Presidency Project. University of California, Santa Barbara. 1979-01-18. Retrieved 2008-08-02. 

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Council of the District of Columbia
First Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia
1975–1979
Succeeded by
Arrington Dixon