Annabelle Clinton Imber

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Annabelle Davis Clinton Imber Tuck
Annabelle Davis

(1950-07-15) July 15, 1950 (age 69)
Spouse(s)Henry Tuck (m.2009-present)

Justice Annabelle Clinton Imber (born July 15, 1950) was an associate justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court. Imber was elected to the Supreme Court in 1997, after serving eight years as an elected chancery and probate court judge for Pulaski and Perry counties.

In 1984, Governor Bill Clinton (no relation to her then-husband) appointed her to a vacant criminal division judgeship on the Pulaski County Circuit Court. In 1988, she was elected chancery and probate judge for Pulaski and Perry counties.[1]

Prior to taking the bench, Imber was in private practice for several years with the Little Rock law firm of Wright, Lindsey & Jennings. Justice Imber received her undergraduate degree from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and her law degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. On September 10, 2009 Justice Imber announced plans to retire from the bench. She retired January 1, 2010.[2]

The first woman elected to the Arkansas Supreme Court, Imber is best known for a case she handled while she was a chancery judge in the 6th Judicial District (Perry and Pulaski counties).

In 1994, she issued a landmark ruling in the school-funding case filed by the tiny Lake View School District that declared the state was violating the Arkansas Constitution by funding districts inequitably.[3]


  1. ^ "Annabelle Davis Clinton Imber Tuck". Encyclopedia of Arkansas. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 25, 2011. Retrieved February 15, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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