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Marcus Othello Tucker, American judge. Bar: California 1962, United States District Court (central district) California 1962, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1965, United States Court International Trade 1970, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1971.


Tucker, Marcus Othello was born on November 12, 1934 in Santa Monica, California, United States. Son of Marcus Othello Senior and Essie Louvonia (McLendon) Tucker.


Bachelor, University Southern California, 1956. Juris Doctor, Howard University, 1960. Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, Chapman University, 1997.

Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts, Regents College, State University of New York, 1999.


Private practice,, Santa Monica, 1962-1963, 67-74. Deputy attorney City of Santa Monica, 1963-1965. Assistant attorney United States District Court (Center District) California, 1965-1967.

Commissioner Los Angeles Superior Court, 1974-1976. Judge municipal court Long Beach (California) Judicial District, 1976-1985. Judge superior court Los Angeles Judicial District, since 1985.

Supervising judge Los Angeles County Dependency Court Los Angeles Superior Court, 1991-1992. Presiding judge Juvenile division Los Angeles County Juvenile Court, 1993-1994. Assistant professor law Pacific University, Long Beach, 1984, 86.

Justice pro tempore California State Court Appeals (2nd circuit), 1981. Member executive committee Superior Court of Los Angeles County, 1995-1996.


President Community Rehabilitation Industries Foundation, Long Beach, 1983-1986, Legal Aid Foundation, Los Angeles, 1976-1977. Board directors Long Beach council Boy Scouts American, 1978-1992. With United States Army, 1960-1966.

Fellow International Academy Trial Judges. Member American Bar Association, California Judges Association (chairman juvenile law committee 1986-1987, Service award 2001), Langston Bar Association (president board directors 1972-1973, named to hall of fame 2001), California Association Black Lawyers, Santa Monica Bay District Bar Association (treasurer 1969-1971), American Inns of Court, Selden Society.


  • Other Interests

    Comparative law, travel.


Married Indira Hale, May 29, 1965. 1 child, Angelique.