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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Tucker, Hon. Albert Lee

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Tucker, Hon. Albert Lee, M.L.A., J.P., was born in Fitzroy, Melbourne, in 1843, and primarily adopted the scholastic profession, but ultimately embraced commercial pursuits, from which he retired in 1870. Mr. Tucker was mayor of Fitzroy in 1873 and in 1879. In 1874 he was returned to the Assembly for Collingwood and Fitzroy; and when the constituency was divided was returned for the latter electorate, which he still represents. In 1878 he acted as chairman of the Royal Commission on Closed Roads. In the second Service Government, he was Minister of Lands from March 1883 to Feb. 1886, in which capacity he was the author of the present Land Act, and of a measure specially dealing with the Mallee country.