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Sam Lumpkin was a United States politician from Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi[1]. A Democrat, he served as Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi from 1948 to 1952 under Governor Fielding L. Wright.

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[2]

He was also a delegate to the 1948 Democratic National Convention[1] and was an unsuccessful candidate for Democratic nomination for Governor in 1951[3].

During the 1952 presidential election he endorsed Republican nominee, General Dwight D. Eisenhower and led so-called "eisencrats" faction in Mississippi[4].

References

  1. ^ a b The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Ludlum to Lunardi
  2. ^ Jere Nash, Andy Taggart, Mississippi Politics, The Struggle for Power, 1976-2006, Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2006, page 195
  3. ^ University of Mississippi Libraries - Special Collections
  4. ^ http://www.jstor.org/pss/2127012
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