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Walter R. Tucker III


Picture of Walter R. Tucker III
Library of Congress
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1992 Democratic CD-37 97159 Win
11-08-1994 Democratic CD-37 64166 Win

Candidate Biography:

Walter Rayford Tucker III
Born: May 28, 1957 in Compton, CA
Married: Robin Tucker
Children: Walter IV and Autumn
Family: Son of of Walter R. Tucker, Jr. (Mayor of Compton 1981-1990)
University: University of Southern California (BA; 1978)

1984-1986: Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County
1991-1992: Mayor, City of Compton
1995: Resigned from the United States House of Representatives on December 15.

  • Legal Troubles: According to Congressional Bad Boys, Tucker "was convicted in 1995 of extorting $30,000 in bribes and cheating on his taxes while he was mayor of Compton".
  • His Federal Bureau of Prisons Register number was 03988-112 and he was released on 05-18-1998.

Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) []