Larry Tucker

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Larry Tucker
President of the Senate of West Virginia
In office
Preceded by Dan R. Tonkovich
Succeeded by Keith Burdette
Member of the West Virginia Senate from the 12th District
In office
Personal details
Born (1935-11-11)November 11, 1935
Carbondale, West Virginia
Died November 16, 2016(2016-11-16) (aged 81)
Summersville, West Virginia
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jean Copeland
m. 19 May 1978
Children 7
Residence Summersville, West Virginia
Alma mater West Virginia Institute of Technology

Larry Alan Tucker (November 11, 1935 – November 16, 2016) was an American politician.

Born in Carbondale, West Virginia, Tucker went to Montgomery High School. He then graduated from West Virginia University Institute of Technology. He served in the United States Army. Tucker served as the Democratic member of the West Virginia Senate from Nicholas County (12th District) from 1983 to 1989. He resigned from office after pleading guilty in United States District Court to extortion.[1][2][3][4]

In 2008, Tucker unsuccessfully challenged incumbent Tom Blankenship for the Democratic nomination for a seat on the Nicholas County Commission. He died in Summersville, West Virginia on November 16, 2016.[5]


Political offices
Preceded by
Dan R. Tonkovich
President of the West Virginia Senate
Succeeded by
Keith Burdette