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Alva Moore LUMPKIN

(1886-1941)
Senate Years of Service:
1941-1941
Party:
Democrat

LUMPKIN, Alva Moore, a Senator from South Carolina; born in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Ga., on November 13, 1886; moved with his parents to Columbia, S.C., in 1898; attended the public schools of Milledgeville and Columbia; graduated from the law department of the University of South Carolina at Columbia in 1908; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced the practice of law in Columbia; assistant clerk of the State senate 1906-1908; member, State house of representatives 1911-1913; member of the Conciliation Commission for Advancement of Peace between the United States and Uruguay in 1914; acting assistant attorney general of South Carolina in 1918; member of the State board of pardons 1922-1923; acting associate justice of the State supreme court 1926-1934; Federal judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of South Carolina 1939-1941; appointed on July 17, 1941, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James F. Byrnes and served from July 22, 1941, until his death in Washington, D.C., August 1, 1941; interment in Elmwood Cemetery, Columbia, S.C.

Bibliography

U.S. Congress. Memorial Addresses. 77th Cong., 2nd sess., 1944. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1944.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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