Sam Lumpkin

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Sam Lumpkin
21st Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi
In office
Governor Fielding L. Wright
Preceded by Fielding L. Wright
Succeeded by Carroll Gartin
Member of the Mississippi House of Representatives
In office
Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born Samuel Edgerton Lumpkin
(1908-04-21)April 21, 1908
Hudsonville, Mississippi
Died July 9, 1964(1964-07-09) (aged 56)
Tupelo, Mississippi
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Cumberland University
Profession Lawyer

Samuel Edgerton Lumpkin[1] (April 21, 1908 – July 9, 1964) was a United States politician from Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi.[2] A Democrat, he served as the 21st Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi from 1948 to 1952 under Governor Fielding L. Wright. He was born in Hudsonville in 1908.[3]

Before elevation to Lt. Governor he served in the Mississippi House of Representatives, eventually rising to position of the Speaker of the House in 1940[4]

He was also a delegate to the 1948 Democratic National Convention[2] and was an unsuccessful candidate for Democratic nomination for Governor in 1951.[5]

During the 1952 presidential election he endorsed Republican nominee, General Dwight D. Eisenhower and led so-called "eisencrats" faction in Mississippi.[6]

Lumpkin was found dead of a heart attack at his home's pool in 1964.[7]


  1. ^ White, J.T. (1898). The National cyclopaedia of American biography. J.T. White. Retrieved 2015-01-04. 
  2. ^ a b Lawrence Kestenbaum. "The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Ludlum to Lunceford". Retrieved 2015-01-04. 
  3. ^ Sharp, J.R.; Sharp, N.W. (1999). American Legislative Leaders in the South, 1911-1994. Greenwood Press. ISBN 9780313302138. Retrieved 2015-01-04. 
  4. ^ Jere Nash, Andy Taggart, Mississippi Politics, The Struggle for Power, 1976–2006, Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2006, page 195
  5. ^ University of Mississippi Libraries - Special Collections[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ . JSTOR 2127012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Sam Lumpkin Dies At Home In Tupelo", The Delta Democrat-Times,, Friday, July 10, 1964, Greenville, Mississippi, United States Of America
Political offices
Preceded by
Fielding L. Wright
Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi
Succeeded by
Carroll Gartin