TUCKER, EARL LEE, 1904-1964


Journalist, humorist,  legislator. Born– July 25, 1904 in Thomasville, Ala. Parents– Austico Busbee and Lula Mae (Hall) Tucker. Education– attended Alabama Polytechnic Institute. Managing editor Thomasville Echo, later called Thomasville Times, 1926-1959. Wrote a column, “Rambling Roses and Flying Bricks,” that was published in some 40 newspapers and magazines, 1934-1964. Alabama state legislator, 1930-34, 1938-50. Chairman of state Democratic Executive Committee.  Elected to Alabama Newspaper Hall of Honor, 1972. Died April 7, 1964.


Owen’s The Story of Alabama.


All the Nuts Aren’t on Trees. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1960.

How Not to Worry about the Love Life of Spiders. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1959.

Rambling Roses and Flying Bricks. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1958.