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Tom Veitch shares his memory of Lemuel Tucker’s life and legacy

This is in honor and memory of Lemuel Tucker who defeated my roommate in a race for student body president at Central Michigan University in 1958 (WOW!).

Lem went on to become one of the first Black national TV reporters, and worked ABC, CBS and NBC. He received an Emmy for a documentary on “Hunger” and was in the limelight when he reported the Reagan assassination attempt—- “live”.

Unfortunately, Lem died young from cancer in the early 90’s, otherwise I believe he would have been more highly recognized as a prominent and successful Black leader.

NBC NEWS — 1968 Democratic National Convention — Pictured: NBC News’ Lem Tucker during the 1968 Democratic National Convention held at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, Illinois from August 26 – August 29, 1968 — (Photo by: NBC/NBC Newswire/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

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Thomas H. Veitch (Tom)

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Engaged in the practice of law since 1973 in San Antonio, Texas, Mr. Veitch’s practice focuses on Insurance Law, Insurance Claims and Coverage, Wills, Trusts, Probate Law and Litigation, Mediation, Arbitration, Expert Witness/Consulting, and General Business Law...

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