Donald L. Tucker

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Donald L. Tucker
Speaker Donald L. Tucker.jpg
Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives
In office
1976–1980
Preceded by T. Terrell Sessums
Succeeded by J. Hyatt Brown
Personal details
Born (1935-07-23) July 23, 1935 (age 81)
Tallahassee, Florida[1]
Profession Diplomat and Attorney

Donald L. Tucker (born July 23, 1935) was a former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and Special Ambassador for the United States to the Dominican Republic.

Tucker earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Florida in 1962.[1] He served as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives from 1974 to 1978.

The Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center, home of the Florida State University Men's and Women's basketball teams, as well as other local teams, was renamed in honor of Tucker in 1977 and is now known as the Donald L. Tucker Center.

In 1952, Tucker attended Florida American Legion Boys State.[2] This program laid much of the foundation for Tucker's future political career. He even served as that year's program Governor.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ General Services Administration, N.A.R.S.O.F.R. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Jimmy Carter, 1977, Book 1: January 20 to June 24, 1977. Government Printing Office. p. 1124. Retrieved 2015-04-13. 
  2. ^ "Florida American Legion Boys State". Florida American Legion. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Program Superlatives". Florida American Legion Boys State. Florida American Legion. Retrieved 24 June 2015.