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Sharon "Nyota" Tucker, Esq.
Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County

Appointed: March 2017   /    Term Ends: December 31, 2022SharonTucker

Nyota Tucker graduated from Howard University in Washington, DC with B.A. in Policital Science in 1971. Ms. Tucker received her J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1974 and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1974.

Ms. Tucker began her legal career as a staff attorney with Georgia Legal Services Program in Albany in 1974. In 1976 she was a Legal Intern with the Earl Warren Fellowship and NAACP Legal Defense Fund in San Francisco, CA. Ms. Tucker returned to Albany in 1977 and was an Associate with the Law Firm of Young & Associates until 1980 when she began her career at Albany State University until her retirement in December 2016. During her years at ASU, Ms. Tucker was a tenured associate professor, University Chief of Staff, and most recently, University Counsel.

Ms. Tucker currently serves on the board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany and is a member of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys. She was the 2016 Recipient of the Justice Leah Ward Sears Award for Distinguished Legal Service. In 2015, an annual award was named in her honor by the University of Georgia Black Law Student Association to honor a recent female graduate of the law school.


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