Jim Guy Tucker

Gov. Jim Guy Tucker

Arkansas

Term(s)
December 12, 1992 - July 15, 1996

Born
June 13, 1943

Party
Democrat

School(s)
Harvard University, University of Arkansas

Status:
Succeeded

Birth State
Oklahoma

National Office(s) Served:
Representative

Military Service:
Marines

Family:
Married Betty Tucker; Four children

BIO

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.