|1st Chair of the Council of the District of Columbia|
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Arrington Dixon|
|Born||December 21, 1923|
Akron, Ohio, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Alloyce (m. 1948)|
|Children||Michele and Lauren|
|Alma mater||University of Akron|
Sterling Tucker (born December 21, 1923) is an American 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. He ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 1978 against the incumbent Walter Washington and at-large council member Marion Barry. Tucker lost the primary to Barry by a very tight margin, and Barry went on to win the general election in a landslide.
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.
An American Diabetes Association board member, he played a key role in the International Diabetes Federation partnership with the Pan American Health Organization, responding to pandemic type 2 diabetes: applying St. Vincent Declaration principles to the Declaration of the Americas on Diabetes (DOTA 1996).
- Bowman, LaBarbara. "Sterling Tucker Puts Worth at $99,787". The Washington Post. June 11, 1974. p. C1
- Bowman, LaBarbara. "D.C. Council Vice Chairman Tucker Seeks Step-Up: Tucker Knows Key to Survival in D.C." The Washington Post. October 26, 1974. p. D1.
- "Sterling Tucker Biography". The HistoryMakers. Retrieved 2008-07-28.
- 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.
- 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.
- "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.
- Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
- File a housing discrimination complaint
- Duke, Lynne (2007-04-20). "D.C. & the Vote: He Keeps the Faith". The Washington Post. p. C01. Retrieved 2008-07-28.
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