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John F. Lumpkin

      John F. Lumpkin was born in Baltimore, Maryland, December 23, 1858. He spent his boyhood there, absorbing knowledge through attendance at the common and high schools of the town, and afterwards went to Stewart Hall in Baltimore to complete the classical course. He engaged in the hat business in Baltimore after leaving school, and remained at it for some time. In 1885 he to New York city, and took employment with George H. Clark, the wholesale hatter, with whom he remained for four years. He came to this city in 1889, and traveled the following year for Turner & Jay, but left them to engage in business for himself. This he gave up after a short time to take the management of the local branch of Nicoll, the large New York tailoring company. He has remained with them since.

      Mr. Lumpkin was not particularly interested in politics, but finding himself with a few grievances which he thought he could remedy as a member of the Council, he sought and was given the Democratic nomination for Alderman of his homeward, the Third. After a vigorous campaign he was elected for the term beginning in April 1902.

      Mr. Lumpkin belongs to a number of clubs whose ends are devoted to business and social features, among them the Commercial Club, the Jackson County Democratic Club, the Advertising Men's Club, the Knife and Fork Club, and the Evanston Golf Club. He is also an Elk.

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