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Civil Aeronautics Board Nomination of Donald L. Tucker To Be a Member of the Board.

June 16, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Donald L. Tucker, of Tallahassee, Fla., to be a member of the Civil Aeronautics Board. The President also announced that if confirmed by the Senate, Tucker would be designated Vice Chairman of the Board. Tucker is presently speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.

He was born July 23, 1935, in Tallahassee, Fla. He received an LL.B. from the University of Florida in 1962.

Tucker has practiced law since 1962 and has also served as county attorney, county prosecutor, city attorney, and school board attorney.

He was elected to the State Legislature in 1966. He was chairman of the claims committee from 1968 to 1970, the manpower and development committee from 1970 to 1972, and the commerce committee from 1972 to 1974. He has been speaker of the House since 1974.

Tucker is vice chairman of the Council of State Governments for the Southern Region for 1976-77. In 1974 he received the Allen Morris award as most effective member of the House.

Jimmy Carter, Civil Aeronautics Board Nomination of Donald L. Tucker To Be a Member of the Board. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243780