William M. Tuck

William Munford Tuck (* September 28, 1896 near High Hill, Halifax County, Virginia; † 9 June 1983) was an American politician (Democratic Party). He was 1946-1950, the Governor of Virginia.


Tuck graduated from the College of William & Mary. After his admission to the bar he practiced his activities in Halifax. Furthermore, we elected him in Virginia's General Assembly and the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. As Governor, he reorganized the government introduced a right - to -work law ( right -to-work law) and created a State Water Control Authority.

Tuck was from 1953 to 1969 Member of the House of Representatives of the United States, where he rejected the essential points of the civil rights legislation during the 1950s and 1960s. He also promised " strong resistance " against the judgment of the Supreme Court from 1954 regarding the racial integration of public facilities (Brown v. Board of Education).

Mid-eighties thought the House of Virginia of another intent " remorse and regret " until the death of Tuck. The resolution was co - financed by the delegate George Allen.