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Preston Tucker
Birth: Sep. 21, 1903
Capac
St. Clair County
Michigan, USA
Death: Dec. 26, 1956
Ypsilanti
Washtenaw County
Michigan, USA

Automotive Pioneer. He was an automobile designer-entrepreneur and founder of the Tucker Car Corporation in 1944. In 1948, he introduced the Tucker sedan, with many innovative features that have since become widely used in modern cars. A total of only 50 cars were built and production was shut down in March 1949, amidst scandal and controversial accusations of stock fraud. Today, remaining original stock certificates for Tucker Corporation common stock are valuable to collectors and the remaining Tucker sedans command six figure amounts. Tucker was inducted into the Automobile Hall of Fame in 1999. In the Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas movie on his car company "Tucker: the Man and His Dream" (1988), actor Jeff Bridges was in the title role of Preston Tucker. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Vera A. Fuqua Tucker (1903 - 1995)*
 
 Children:
  Preston Thomas Tucker (1925 - 2003)*
  Marilyn Lee Tucker McAndrew (1927 - 2014)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Michigan Memorial Park
Flat Rock
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 1242
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