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|Name:||Raymond Alan Tusk|
|Birthplace:||United States of America|
|Played by:||Gerald McRaney|
|First episode:||"Chapter 12"|
|Appears in:||2 seasons, 7 episodes|
Raymond Alan Tusk is a billionaire industrialist who specializes in nuclear power and owns several nuclear power plants. He is also a close friend of president Garret Walker.
Raymond Tusk was born to an upper middle class family. His father’s family draws their roots from the wealthy Ukrainian merchant that was detained by the Confederate government of Louisiana for transporting contraband Hungarian salo.
After getting a technical degree from Carnegie Mellon in 1959, Raymond Tusk's career was propelled as he started to work on very successful but classified projects for General Dynamics. After working with various cutting edge civil and defense endeavors, young Raymond tested the muddy waters of high finance while he participated in a leveraged buyout of a nuclear power utility portfolio, that in the past he designed and assisted to obtain operational licenses. While Mr. Tusk historically kept his business interested focused on utilities, intelligence services and defense, he joined the exclusive club of railroad and newspaper magnates.
President Walker wanted Tusk to find out if Frank Underwood was a worthy candidate for vice president, but chose not to tell Frank. Tusk eventually recommended Frank for Vice President to the President.
Now that Tusk's and Frank's goals no longer align, they have become bitter enemies, each trying to undo the other. Tusk went so far as to cause a scandal involving Claire Underwood implicating her infidelity to her husband with Adam Galloway, a famous and successful photographer. Tusk also caused Frank to have to betray Freddy Hayes, owner of Frank's favorite barbecue shack, forcing Freddy to sell his business in order to bail his son out of jail.
Tusk wants the Port Jefferson Bridge, or maybe he doesn't want it, but whatever he wants, it's the opposite of what the Chinese Government wants. Feng launders money through Tusk's Native American friend's casinos. Tusk is offered a pardon by President Walker in exchange for testimony exonorating him from ties to the money laundering (which Tusk testifies he believes is in complaince with all law). However, the offer of Pardon is revoked by the President after he reads Frank's letter at Camp David. In his Committee hearing, Tusk at first invokes his Fifth Amendment right, but a few minutes in changes his mind and implicates President Walker. He does this knowing Walker will likely be impeached or resign, thus making Frank the POTUS, who he believes can end the trade standoff with China.
Behind the ScenesEdit
|"Chapter 1"||"Chapter 2"||"Chapter 3"||"Chapter 4"||"Chapter 5"|
|"Chapter 6"||"Chapter 7"||"Chapter 8"||"Chapter 9"||"Chapter 10"|
|"Chapter 11"||"Chapter 12"||"Chapter 13"|
|"Chapter 14"||"Chapter 15"||"Chapter 16"||"Chapter 17"||"Chapter 18"|
|"Chapter 19"||"Chapter 20"||"Chapter 21"||"Chapter 22"||"Chapter 23"|
|"Chapter 24"||"Chapter 25"||"Chapter 26"|