Samuel Lumpkin (1848-1903)

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Samuel Lumpkin (December 12, 1848 - July 18, 1903) was an American lawyer, educator, Georgia State Sentor and Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court.

Early LifeEdit

Born in Lexington, Oglethorpe County, Georgia, he was the son of Joseph Henry Lumpkin (1828-1854) and Sarah E. Johnson (1832-1889). Lumpkin was a graduate of the Univesity of Georgia and Southwestern Baptist University.


After being admitted to the Georgia Bar, Lumpkin was elected as Socicitor General of the Northern Judicial Circuit of Georgia in 1872. He served as a state Senator from 1878-80 and was elected Judge of the Superior Court of the Northern Judicial District in 1885, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia in 1891 and Presiding Justice of the Second Division in 1897.

Death and BurialEdit

Justice Lumpkin died in Washington, Wilkes Co., Georgia at the age of 54. He is buried in the Lumpkin Family Cemetery, Oglethorpe County, Georgia.

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