William Munford TUCK, Congress, VA (1896-1983)


TUCK, William Munford, a Representative from Virginia; born near High Hill, Halifax County, Va., September 28, 1896; attended the public schools; during the First World War served in the United States Marines from June 1918 to July 1919; attended the College of William and Mary and was graduated from Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., in 1921; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in South Boston, Va.; chairman of the Virginia State Democratic Central Committee in 1952; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1948 and 1952; member of the State house of delegates 1924-1932; served in the State senate 1932-1942; Lieutenant Governor of Virginia 1942-1946; Governor of Virginia 1946-1950; resumed the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Thomas B. Stanley; reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from April 14, 1953, until January 3, 1969; was not a candidate for reelection in 1968 to the Ninety-first Congress; was a resident of South Boston, Va., until his death on June 9, 1983; interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery, South Boston, Va.


Crawley, William B. Bill Tuck: A Political Life in Harry Byrd’s Virginia. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1978.

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