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Governor Jim Guy Tucker

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Office Dates:  Dec 12, 1992 - Jul 15, 1996

Succeeded

Born:  Jun 13, 1943

Birth State:  Oklahoma

Party:  Democrat

Family:  Married Betty Tucker; Four children

School(s):  Harvard University, University of Arkansas

National Office(s) Served:  Representative

Military Service:  Marines


JIM GUY TUCKER was born in Oklahoma City and was raised in Arkansas. He received a bachelor's degree in government from Harvard University in 1964 and a law degree from the University of Arkansas in 1968. He was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and was a civilian correspondent in South Vietnam in 1965 and 1967. He served as a prosecuting attorney; state attorney general; and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served on the Ways and Means Committee. He was elected lieutenant governor in 1990; he resigned from his position as a senior partner in his law firm to become acting governor in October 1991, when then-Governor Bill Clinton began his campaign for President. He served the balance of the Clinton term and then was elected to a four-year term in November 1994. In July 1996, he resigned after being convicted on fraud charges stemming from the Whitewater case.

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Old State House Museum