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James (Jim) Guy TUCKER, Jr.

(1943- )

TUCKER, James (Jim) Guy, Jr., a Representative from Arkansas; born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., June 13, 1943; educated in the public schools of Little Rock, Ark.; B.A., Harvard University, 1964; J.D., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1968; admitted to the Arkansas bar in 1968 and commenced practice in Little Rock; served in United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1964; served as free lance reporter in Vietnam, 1965, 1967; engaged in private practice in Little Rock, 1968-1970; prosecuting attorney, Sixth Judicial District of Arkansas, 1971-1972; member, Arkansas Criminal Code Revision Commission, 1973-1975; served as Arkansas attorney general, 1973-1977; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth Congress (January 3, 1977-January 3, 1979); was not a candidate in 1978 for reelection but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate; resumed the practice of law; elected lieutenant governor of Arkansas in 1990 and upon the resignation of Governor Bill Clinton became governor on December 12, 1992, for the term ending in January 1995; is a resident of Little Rock, Ark.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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