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Larry Tucker was born in Winston-Salem, NC in 1942. His family lived in Baghdad, Iraq in the mid-1950s where his father was posted to the U.S. Embassy, an experience which has influenced his continuing personal interests and friendships. He has a degree in engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. in 1966 and became a partner of that firm in 1979. He served on the steering committee of the firm’s partnership and was responsible for the firm’s corporate advisory and private equity businesses. He has served on the boards of directors of more than twenty public and private corporations in the U.S. and abroad.
He is married to Mary Ann Cody Tucker with whom he lives in Greenwich, CT and they have a daughter, Katherine Cody Tucker of Los Angeles, and a grandson. Ten years ago the Tuckers founded The Mary Ann and Lawrence Tucker Foundation, which supports smaller-scale and early stage philanthropic projects in which they are interested. Since 2003 a number of these projects have involved educational, humanitarian and cultural preservation activities in the Middle East, including assisting the Iraq National Library and Archive with the establishment of a digital archiving department, the sponsorship of an oral history project involving elderly Iraqis and, until 2012, support for a tutoring and college preparatory facility in Damascus, Syria which helped sixty young Iraqi refugees in that country continue their educations in U.S. universities with full scholarships.