William M. Tuck was born near High Hill, Halifax County, Virginia. After service in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War I, he attended the College of William and Mary and earned a law degree from Washington and Lee University. Governor Tuck served three terms in the Virginia House of Delegates, followed by service in the Virginia Senate (1932-1942) and as Lieutenant Governor (1942-1946). As Governor of Virginia (1946-1950), Governor Tuck worked for passage of Virginia's Right-to-Work Act. Tuck served in the United States House of Representatives from 1953-1969. He died in South Boston, June 9, 1983.
Geographic Location: Halifax County
Physical Description of Location: Virgilina, VA 24598. Located on Bill Tuck Hwy (hwy 58), 0.25 miles west of the intersection of Bill Tuck Hwy (hwy 58) and State Route 730. Marker is on the left when traveling west on Bill Tuck Hwy (hwy 58).
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