Raymond R. Tucker Smoke Abatement Records
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In 1934 Tucker to become the secretary of Mayor Bernard F. Dickmann of St. Louis, and was especially active in promoting the adoption of an anti-smoke ordinance. Tucker also served as Director of Public Safety of St. Louis and as a member of the Board of Public Service. He resigned with the change in administration in 1941, but was called back by the new mayor, William Becker, a Republican, for a short period to deal with temporary increase in smoke in the city. During his period as Smoke Commissioner of St. Louis he established a national reputation as a leader in the anti-pollution field and in power plant design, travelling widely in the United States as a lecturer and consultant. He was also a member of the Model Smoke Law committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
In the administration of Mayor Joseph M. Darst of St. Louis (1949-1953) Tucker served on the Mayor's Air Pollution Committee, was chairman of the 1949 Charter Board of Freeholders and Director of Civil Defense. In 1953 Professor Tucker was elected Mayor of St. Louis, and served three terms. Tucker died in St. Louis on November 23, 1970.
This collection is divided into 8 series as described below:
Series 01: Smoke Commissioner’s Files (arranged alphabetically)
Series 02: General Files (arranged alphabetically)
Series 03: Smoke Consultant Files (arranged alphabetically and geographically)
Series 04: Speeches (arranged chronologically)
Series 05: Model Smoke Law (arranged chronologically)
Series 06: Missouri Valley Authority (arranged alphabetically)
Series 07: Chain of Rocks (in original order)
Series 08: General Files (arranged alphabetically)
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- 2021 February 12: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.
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Part of the Local History Collecting Area
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis MO 63130 US