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Collection Description

This collection contains biographical material, newspaper articles, bibliographies, several science fiction periodicals featuring Tucker fiction and one novel.

Arthur Wilson (Bob) Tucker was born in 1914 in Deer Creek, Illinois, the son of James and Mary Tucker, and died October 6, 2006 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  He married Mary James Joesting of Decatur, Illinois on March 16, 1936, and on November 3, 1953 married Fern Brooks of Springfield.  He had five children: Judy, David, Brian and Bruce and Robert, who predeceased him.  He was a stage electrician, movie projectionist and science fiction writer, receiving numerous awards from science fiction fans the world over.  According to the city directories he resided in Heyworth, Illinois from 1966 through 1973.  A newspaper clipping from 1946 indicates that he lived at 824 W. Jefferson, Bloomington.


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