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    The Marcus O. Tucker Collection highlights the achievements of "Black Men of Courage" with a collection of biographical resources.

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    Marcus O. Tucker (1934-2015)

    Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Marcus O. Tucker, Jr. was born in Santa Monica, California, on November 12, 1934. Tucker graduated from University High School in Los Angeles in 1952.

    Tucker attended Howard University Law School, where he earned a J.D. in 1960 and in 1997 earned an MA. in Criminal Justice from Chapman University.

    Returning to Santa Monica, Tucker served from 1963 to 1965 as the first African American deputy city attorney followed by private practice, appointment to the Long Beach Municipal Court, and subsequently the Los Angeles Superior Court. An honoree of the National Bar Association Hall of Fame, Judge Tucker passed away in Long Beach on August 8, 2015.

    Biographical information excerpted from The History Makers. and  Long Beach Press Telegram, August 10, 2015

    Marcus Tucker  

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