THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
“Our Battles were Fought Very Carefully and Very Strategically.”
Lifelong advocate for civil rights and women’s rights. Founding member of the National Women’s Law Center. First woman president of the District of Columbia Bar. First woman president of the National Conference of Bar Presidents. Chaired the Federal Judicial Center Foundation Board, having been appointed by Chief Justice William Rehnquist. Committee member of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation and chaired various ABA Commissions and Committees, including the Commission on Civics Education in our Nation’s Schools, the Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary and the Standing Committee on Professional Discipline. Chaired the Mayor’s Commission on Violence Against Women.
Interviewed by Judy Waxman, June 2020
Photo 1. Marna circa 1960. Photo 2. Marna, 1980. Photo 3. Marna Tucker testifies on Supreme Court Nominee Samuel Alito before the Senate Judiciary Committee, during his confirmation hearing in Washington on January 12, 2006. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch) Photo 4. Dinner with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Photo 5. Marna is honored with the dedication of the “Tucker Conference Room” at the D.C. Bar Headquarters Offie Building, April, 2018.
More About Marna:
- Feldesman+Tucker+Leifer+Fidell LLP
- Legends in the Law: Marna S. Tucker From Washington Lawyer, October 2002
- ABA Women Trailblazers Project
- On C-SPAN
- The Impact of the Equal Rights Amendment, Marna Tucker’s testimony before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate, 1983
- Power Magazine – Spring 2018
- Marna Tucker Papers – Georgetown Law Library Special Collections
- Residents Give Back, Washington Post, Dec. 27, 2020