William Gupton
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William Gupton

William Gupton (September 17, 1870 - 1957) was an American politician. He served as the mayor of Nashville, Tennessee, from 1917 to 1921.

Early life

Gupton was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on September 17, 1870.[1][2] His father, Alex, was a plasterer.[2] He grew up in Nashville from the age of 5.[2]

Career

Gupton began his career as a delivery driver.[2] He later worked as a bookkeeper and a realtor.[2]

Gupton served as Mayor of Nashville from 1917 to 1921.[3] He was forced to resign "on charges of malfeasance, misfeasance and neglect of duty."[4] He served on the Nashville Board of Education from 1923 to 1930.[2] He was the postmaster from 1933 to 1948.[3]

Gupton was a co-founder of the Broadway National Bank in 1930, and he served as its president until 1934.[2] He served as the president of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce in 1936.[2]

Personal life and death

Gupton was married on February 12, 1890, to Daisy Dean Mason.[1] They had four children: Will Ed, Henry, Pearl Dean Loser and Annie Lee Ansley.[1]Joseph Carlton Loser was his son-in-law.[5] Gupton was a Baptist.[2]

Gupton died in 1957.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c Friends of Metropolitan Archives of Nashville and Davidson County, TN
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "William Gupton Rites Tomorrow. Nashville Ex-Mayor, Postmaster Dies In Doctor's Office". The Tennessean. August 13, 1957. pp. 1, 22. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Former Mayor of Nashville Dies At 86". The Leaf-Chronicle. August 13, 1957. p. 7. Retrieved 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Ewing, David (March 15, 2018). "Megan Barry wasn't first Nashville mayor to quit". The Tennessean. p. A15. Retrieved 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "J. Carlton Loser Rites Set Tomorrow". The Tennessean. August 1, 1984. p. 18. Retrieved 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Ewing
Mayor of Nashville, Tennessee
1917-1921
Succeeded by
Felix Zollicoffer Wilson



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