Kenneth J. Tuggle is a 1962 graduate of Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, and a 1968 graduate of George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C. At Yale, Mr. Tuggle majored in political science, with concentrations in international relations and behavioral political science. In the former area, he focused on the strategy of conflict, in the latter on computer simulation of voting behavior. Concurrently, Mr. Tuggle minored in mathematics and industrial administration, and beginning in the fall of 1961, he took his first courses in the use of, and programming for, then new digital computers.
After graduation, Mr. Tuggle worked as a systems analyst and computer programmer for several nonprofit and for profit companies in the Washington, D.C. area, continuing his study of mathematics and business, both formally and informally, at night.
At George Washington, Mr. Tuggle’s studies focused on business law. His long-standing interest in international relations led him to study international law and international business transactions. He also served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Law and Economic Development. With two fellow editors, Mr. Tuggle co-authored “The United States Tax Treaty Program with Developing Nations” which was published in the Journal of Law and Economic Development.
Following graduation, Mr. Tuggle passed the District of Columbia Bar examination and was admitted to practice before highest courts of the District of Columbia and Kentucky. He has since been admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal, for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts across the United States.
In August, 1968, Mr. Tuggle returned to his native Kentucky. After working for one year as a law clerk to the Hon. Henry Brooks, United States District Judge, for the Western District of Kentucky, he joined the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Kentucky, a part of the U.S. Department of Justice, and served for three years as an Assistant U. S. Attorney, and ultimately as First Assistant U.S. Attorney. In 1972, he left the Justice Department to join Brown, Todd & Heyburn.
Since October, 1972, he has engaged in the fulltime private practice of law with Brown, Todd & Reyburn, concentrating in antitrust, business, computer, construction, health care, and government compliance and enforcement litigation. He also maintains a modest corporate law practice. He is a member of the firm's Litigation Section and its International Services Group. He has been listed in Business Litigation in Kentucky in every edition of the Best Lawyers in America and holds the highest rating given in the Martindale-Hubbel Law Directory for the United States.
Active in civic affairs, Mr. Tuggle is:
- Chairman and President of the Board of Directors of Pacific Century Institute, Inc.
- A member of the Board of Governors of FNS, Inc. (the Frontier Nursing Service)
- Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing, Inc.
- FNS Real Estate, Inc.
- Vice-Chairman and member of the Board of Mary Breckinridge HealthCare, Inc
- A member of the Board of FNS Foundation Inc.