|Member of the Maine House of Representatives from Lubec|
January 7, 1959 - January 1, 1969
|John A. Donaghy|
|Member of the United States Atomic Energy Commission|
October 1946 - December 15, 1951
|President||Harry S. Truman|
|None (office created)|
|Eugene M. Zuckert|
|Member of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission|
June 4, 1940 - April 30, 1946
|President||Franklin D. Roosevelt|
Harry S. Truman
|George C. Mathews|
|Richard B. McEntire|
Sumner Tucker Pike
February 22, 1891
Lubec, Maine, U.S.
|Died||February 21, 1976 (aged 84)|
Lubec, Maine, U.S.
|Alma mater||Bowdoin College (BA)|
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1917-1919|
|Unit||Coast Artillery Corps|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
Sumner Tucker Pike (August 30, 1891 - February 21, 1976) was an American politician and government official who was acting chairman of United States Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) in 1950.
A Republican from Lubec, Maine, Pike voted at the AEC against the hydrogen bomb on many occasions. In 1949, when on the Atomic Energy Commission, he stated that "only a national emergency could justify testing in the United States." Nevertheless, nuclear bomb testing began in Nevada in 1951.
In 1950, the Joint Atomic Energy Committee of Congress voted five to four (with one Democrat joining the four Republicans on the panel) not to approve of President Harry S. Truman's nomination of Pike as chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, when he was acting as Chairman. Instead, though Pike was renominated and approved as a member, Truman picked Gordon Dean as Chairman.
When he returned to Maine from Washington, D.C., he resisted calls to run for Governor but did serve in the legislature. From 1965-75, Pike was a charter member of the board of the International Campobello Commission, which governed Roosevelt Campobello International Park, serving with Sen. Edmund S. Muskie and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr.