|| Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2005/11by Christina Baich. EAD finding aid created 2015/10/30 by Bethany Fiechter . EAD finding aid revised 2016/05/18 by Edythe Huffman.
|Restrictions on Access Note:
|| This collection is open for research.
|| This collection includes bill payments and receipts with various creditors in Indianapolis, Indiana and correspondence ranging from 1939-1940 regarding bill payments and speaking requests.
|Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
|| James M. Tucker papers, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
|Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
|| Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
|Biographical or Historical Data:
|| James Mitchell Tucker was born on April 21, 1908, in Salem, Indiana, to James and Myrtle (Mitchell) Tucker. He was the oldest of three children, including Mary E. and Warren S. He was graduated from Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana) with an A.B. in 1930 and an LL.B. in 1932. Tucker practiced law in Salem from 1932 to 1938. From 1935 to 1938, he was also the attorney for Orange County. He was active in the Young Republicans of Indiana. At the time he was elected Indiana Secretary of State in 1939, he was the youngest Secretary of State ever elected in the United States. He served as Secretary until July 25, 1942 when he entered the U.S. Navy with the rank of Lieutenant. During World War II, Tucker fought in Italy until receiving a medical discharge on February 22, 1944. He reestablished a law practice in Paoli, Indiana, when he returned home, first with his father, then with his nephew James C. Tucker. James M. Tucker died on September 22, 1995 and is buried in Community Cemetery, in Paoli, Indiana.Sources:Who's Who and What's What in Indiana Politics. Indianapolis: James E. Perry, pub., 1944."James M. Tucker". Bloomington (IN) Herald Times 24 Sept. 1995: A2. Print.
|Ownership and Custodial History:
|| This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
|Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
|| No further additions are expected.