William M. Tuck

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William M. Tuck, 1965

William Munford Tuck (born September 28, 1896 near High Hill, Halifax County , Virginia , † June 9, 1983 ) was an American politician ( Democratic Party ). He was the governor of Virginia between 1946 and 1950 .


Tuck graduated from the College of William & Mary . After his admission to the bar, he practiced his practice in Halifax . He was also elected in Virginias General Assembly and Vice Governor of Virginia. As governor, he reorganized the government, a leading right-to-work law ( right-to-work law a) and created a state water control authority .

Tuck was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1953 to 1969 , where he opposed key items in civil rights legislation during the 1950s and 1960s. He also promised "strong opposition" to the 1954 Supreme Court ruling on racial integration in public institutions ( Brown v. Board of Education ).

In the mid-1980s, the Virginia House of Representatives commemorated a different resolution, "Regret and Regret" until Tuck's death. The resolution was co-funded by Delegate George Allen .

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