Gupton served as Mayor of Nashville from 1917 to 1921. He was forced to resign "on charges of malfeasance, misfeasance and neglect of duty." He served on the Nashville Board of Education from 1923 to 1930. He was the postmaster from 1933 to 1948.
Gupton was married on February 12, 1890, to Daisy Dean Mason. They had four children: Will Ed, Henry, Pearl Dean Loser and Annie Lee Ansley.Joseph Carlton Loser was his son-in-law. Gupton was a Baptist.
Gupton died in 1957.
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