Walter R. Tucker III

Politician from United States of America

Walter R. Tucker III Walter Rayford Tucker III (born May 28, 1957) is a former U.S. Democratic politician from California. Tucker was born in Compton, California, and was scion to a political dynasty known as the "Kennedys of Compton." He is the son of Walter R. Tucker, Jr., a dentist who was mayor of Compton. He finished Compton Senior High School as class valedictorian and attended Princeton University 1974-1976, then the University of Southern California 1976-1978. He graduated from the Georgetown University School of Law with a Juris Doctor, 1981; was admitted to the bar in 1984. Tucker commenced the practice of law in Compton; deputy district attorney, Los Angeles County, 1984-1986. After his father died while still in office, the younger Tucker won a special election to replace him. He served from 1991 to 1992, during the civil unrest in Los Angeles County spawned by the Rodney King verdict, until he was elected to the House of Representatives as a Democrat. Tucker defeated the daughter of the retiring Rep. Mervyn Dymally. His younger brother Kenneth Tucker ran in a special election to replace him, but was unsuccessful, losing by the slimmest of margins in a hotly contested battle. For the first  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Walter Tucker III
Date of birth
Place of birth
United States of America
Walter R. Tucker, Jr.

Political career

Party From To
Democratic Party


Institution From To
University of Southern California
Princeton University
Compton High School

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