Meet VFH Board Member W. Tucker Lemon

Tucker Lemon

W. Tucker Lemon in the VFH studio

VFH Board member W. Tucker Lemon grew up in Roanoke, Virginia, where his family has resided since the 1740s.

After earning degrees from Princeton and U.Va., he headed to Los Angeles where he practiced law for twelve years. He returned to Roanoke in 1998 and joined the VFH Board in 2013.

He recently sat down in our radio studio with Elliot Majerczyk to share a little of his story and tell us why he thinks the humanities matter.


I’ve always valued what I see the humanities and the arts can add to a community.

The humanities provide context and fabric to the human experience.

VFH is involved in fostering environments in which people experience the humanities as powerful links to their own lives.

Tucker LemonW. Tucker Lemon received his BA in Economics from Princeton University and his JD from the UVA School of Law. Lemon currently serves on the board of Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest and of Explore Park. He is past president of the Historical Society of Western Virginia, the Roanoke Symphony Society, and of the local chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. VFH is pleased to welcome him to our Board of Directors.