Edwin W. Tucker

In Memoriam: Edwin W. Tucker

Edwin Tucker who served as Professor of Business Law at UConn for 39 years, passed away on May 16, 2013. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of New York University and Harvard Law School, he also received graduate degrees from New York Law School and Trinity College. Following service in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict and a law practice in Brooklyn, NY, he began a long teaching career at the UConn School of Business. Teaching was his passion, and he deservedly received numerous awards, including the E. Harris Harbison Award for Gifted Teaching, the School of Business Outstanding Teacher. Professor Tucker wrote over 100 legal articles and authored/co-authored six legal textbook. He retired in 2003 as a Distinguished Alumni Professor and Professor Emeritus of Business Law.

Ed and his wife, Gladys (who passed away in 2009) having shared 57 years of marriage were long-time members of the Storrs community. They were very generous with their time and support of many local social service organizations. He is survived by his daughter, Pamela Tucker (New York, NY) and his son Sherwin (East Granby, CT). Memorial donations may be made to Windham Hospital Foundation, 112 Mansfield Avenue, Willimantic, CT 06226.

UConn Business | Volume 3, Issue 3 | Summer 2013