The President today announced that he has nominated Sterling Tucker to be Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. He would replace Chester C. McGuire, Jr., who has resigned.
Tucker was born December 21, 1923, in Akron, Ohio. He received a B.A. and an M.A. in social psychology from the University of Akron.
Tucker served as assistant executive director of the Akron Urban League and as executive director of the Canton (Ohio) Urban League. In 1956 he became executive director of the Washington Urban League, a position he held until 1974. During that time he also held various positions with the National Urban League and served as special assistant to the late Whitney Young, Jr.
In 1975 he became the first elected chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia.
Tucker has been active in both local and national affairs in Washington, serving as a consultant to the "War on Poverty" program, the Peace Corps, and President Kennedy's Committee on Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime. He is the author of several books and has held a number of teaching and consulting assignments.