Everett Tucker Jr.

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Everett Tucker Jr. was an industrial real estate developer and city leader who helped bring the Little Rock Air Force Base to central Arkansas in the 1950s.

Tucker attended Washington and Lee University. During the Little Rock Crisis of 1957 he was a moderate segregationist. On the television program Face the Nation on August 16, 1959, Tucker argued, "I believe separate schools are preferable. But more and more people are coming to the realization that the choice is not between integration and segregation, but between some degree of desegregation and no public schools at all."

Tucker's grandfather was John Woodfin Tucker, who in 1870 settled in Jefferson County, Arkansas. His sons are local real estate developer Rett Tucker and A. G. Edwards branch manager Bobby Tucker.


  • John Brummett, [no title], Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, March 7, 1996.

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