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Donald Tucker Political Papers

 Collection — Container: Political Papers
Identifier: MSS 93-4

Scope and Contents

Significant persons in this collection inculde: Dempsey Baron, Elaine Bloom, Lew Brantley, Lawton Chiles, Floyd Christian, Hall Deckle, Fred O. Dickinson, Edmond M. Fortune, Lou Frey, Marshall Harris, Joseph Hatchett, Don Hazelton, Thomas Moore, Thomas D. O'Malley, William J. Rish, John Ryals, George Sheldon, Harmon Shields, and Ralph Turlington.

Important subjects in this collection include: abortion, advertising, banking, budget of state government, the capitol, courts, drug laws, Duval County, the Florida Departments of Community Affairs, Criminal Law Enforcement, and Health and Rehabilitation Services, the Florida Presidential Primaries, the Florida State Board of Regents, Florida Governor Askew, Hillsborough County, insurance, judicial system, land fraud, land use, law enforcement, West Florida legislature, nursing homes, Orange County, Pinellas County, presidential election of President Carter, prisons, Public Service Commission, racing, school finance, State University System, Sunshine Law, Tallahassee, taxation, foregin trade, transportation and wetlands.


  • Created: 1975-1977
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1993


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Users may access this collection at the Claude Pepper Library.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Donald L. Tucker, an attorney from Tallahassee, served in the Florida House of Representatives as House Speaker during the 1960s and 1970s. He was born on July 23, 1935 in Wakulla County, Florida. He served in the United States Army and was educated at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, as well as, the University of Utah. Furthermore, Tucker recieved his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida. In 1977, while serving as Speaker of the Florida House, he was recruited for a position within the Carter administration on the Civil Aueronautics Board. However, he withdrew his nomination during confirmation hearings due to controversy over past financial dealings. At the end of his term in 1978, he reopened his Tallahassee law office.


9.00 boxes (9 boxes)

4.50 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



This collection is comprised of political papers on a broad range of people and subjects accumulated during Donald L. Tucker's term as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.

Arrangement Note

This collection is comprised of two series: Names and Subjects. Each series is arranged alphabetically at the folder level. The break in the series takes place in Box 4 between folders 28 and 29.

Physical Location

Claude Pepper Library.

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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US