Lupton, Samuel Lawrence

Lupton went from Dickinson to San Francisco. He was prominent in city government by 1857, practiced before the State supreme court, and sat in the legislature after the Civil War. A Democrat, he helped voice that party's defense in California of President Andrew Johnson. In retirement, he wrote histories of northern California's pioneering years.
Life Span
to
Dickinson Connection
Class of 1853
Full name
Samuel Lawrence Lupton
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Origins
Free State
Family
Elisha Francis Lupton (father), Martha Jane Davidson (mother)
Education
Dickinson (Carlisle College)
Occupation
Politician
Attorney or Judge
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Political Parties
Democratic
Government
State legislature
Local government

Samuel Lawrence Lupton (Dickinson Alumni Record)

Reference
Lupton, Samuel Lawrence – Born March 17, 1835, Dayton, Ohio ; p. Elisha Francis and Martha Jane (Davidson) Lupton ; prep., Govanstown academy, Baltimore county; entered 1849; retired 1853; A. B., 1859 ; A. M.,1861 ; lawyer ; admitted to practice by supreme court, California, 1861; deputy county clerk, county and city of San Francisco, 1857-63 ; assistant to city attorney, 1863-64 ; member state legislature, 1865-69 ; Zeta Psi ; B. L. society. Address, 630 Market street, San Francisco, Cal.
George Leffingwell Reed, ed., Alumni Record: Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA: Dickinson College, 1905), 152.
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