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.
BibliographyCrawley, William B.
Bill Tuck: A Political Life in Harry Byrds Virginia.
Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1978.