Rett Tucker

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Everett "Rett" Tucker III (b. 1950) is a long-time friend and business partner of Jimmy Moses in the Little Rock-based Moses Tucker Real Estate company. Tucker is current president of the Downtown Little Rock Partnership.

Tucker received his bachelor's degree in Commerce from Washington & Lee University and a master's in business administration from the University of Arkansas. He is a certified public accountant. His first job after college was with Commercial National Bank. In the 1980s Tucker worked as senior vice president for development and leasing firm Flake and Company (later Flake, Tabor, Tucker, Wells and Kelley), the largest commercial real estate development company in the state, and owner of the TCBY Tower.

Tucker is past past chair of the board of the the Arkansas Arts Center. He also led the nonprofit group Central High Museum Inc., which created the Central High Museum and Visitor Center. Tucker is a board member for Arkansas Children's Hospital and the Little Rock Public Education Foundation, and member of Fifty for the Future. In 1990 he was elected chairman of the board of commissioners of the Little Rock Housing Authority. In the mid-1990s he was a prominent leader of the River Project and the Future-Little Rock Project. In 1996 he was named chairman of the Greater Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce and selected "public education and the health of the Little Rock School District as the organization's top priority. That same year he helped found the Little Rock Alliance for Our Public Schools.

Rett Tucker is recipient of the Citizen of the Year award from the Pulaski County Bar Association, the Diamond Award of the Arkansas Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, and the award for Outstanding Individual Contribution to the Humanities from the Little Rock Arts and Humanities Promotion Commission.

Tucker is the son of Everett Tucker Jr. and Frances Tucker. He was born on January 1, 1950 and grew up in Prospect Terrace. His great-grandfather was John Woodfin Tucker who settled in Jefferson County, Arkansas, in 1870. On his mother's side his great-great grandfather was James P. Clarke, an Arkansas governor and U.S. senator. Rett Tucker has a brother Robert W. "Bobby" Tucker and a sister Marion Glatter. He is married to Becky Tucker with whom he has two children, Kathryn and Everett Clarke. He is a close friend of Skip Rutherford.


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  • Adam Biegel, "Next Step: Putting Tax Millions to Work," Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, August 2, 1995.
  • John Brummett, [no title], Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, March 7, 1996.
  • Cynthia Howell, "Gas Station near Central Lives Again; Structure Reborn as Visitor Center," Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, September 18, 1997.
  • Cynthia Howell, [no title], Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, February 1, 1996.
  • Cynthia Howell, [no title], Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, February 24, 1996.
  • Edward Klump, "Clinton Center Adds to District's Flowering River Market Area; Took Vision, Time," Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, November 14, 2004.
  • Danny Shameer, "Group Plans to Honor Central High Civic Organization; Wants to Build Museum to Recognize Events of '57," Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, May 4, 1996.

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