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Donald L. Tucker
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Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives
In office
November 19, 1974 – November 21, 1978
Preceded by T. Terrell Sessums
Succeeded by J. Hyatt Brown
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 11th district
In office
November 7, 1972 – November 7, 1978
Preceded by Wayne Mixson
Succeeded by Don C. Price
Member of the Florida House of Representatives
from the 13th district
In office
1967 – November 7, 1972
Preceded by Seat established
Succeeded by Leon N. McDonald
Personal details
Born (1935-07-23)July 23, 1935
Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.
Died September 24, 2019(2019-09-24) (aged 84)
Profession Diplomat and Attorney

Donald L. Tucker (July 23, 1935 – September 24, 2019) was an American politician who served as the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and

In 1952, Tucker attended Florida American Legion Boys State, serving as that year's program Governor. Tucker earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida in 1962.

He served as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives from 1974 to 1978, the 49th of 58 consecutive Democrats to do so.

The Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center, home of the Florida State University Men's and Women's basketball teams, as well as other local teams, was renamed in honor of Tucker in 1977 and is now known as the Donald L. Tucker Center.

Tucker died of cancer in 2019 at the age of 84.

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