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Herman Guy Kump[1]

Male 1877 - 1962  (84 years)


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  • Name Herman Guy Kump  [2, 3
    Born 31 Oct 1877  Capon Springs, Hampshire Co, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Graduation 1905 
    University of Virginia 
    Occupation 1906  Elkins, Randolph Co, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Attorney 
    Occupation From 1933 to 1937  West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Governor of West Virginia 
    Died 14 Feb 1962  Elkins, Randolph Co, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Beverly Cemetery, Beverly, Randolph Co, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I31573  default
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2008 

    Father Benjamin Franklin Kump,   b. 5 Jan 1841, Romney, Hampshire Co, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1915  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Margaret Frances Rudolph,   b. 7 May 1840, Intermont, , West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1926, Romney, Hampshire Co, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 15 Jun 1875  Hampshire Co, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F10982  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edna Hall Scott,   b. 18 Apr 1887, Beverly, Randolph Co, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1957, Elkins, Randolph Co, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 9 Oct 1907  Randolph Co, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Capt. Cyrus Scott Kump,   b. 26 Oct 1908,   d. 25 Feb 1964  (Age 55 years)
     2. Frances Irvine Kump,   b. 6 Oct 1911
     3. Margaret Rudolph Kump,   b. 13 May 1913, Elkins, Randolph Co, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elizabeth Logan Kump,   b. 13 May 1913,   d. 6 Jan 1937  (Age 23 years)
     5. Mary Gamble Kump,   b. 13 Aug 1915
     6. Capt. Benjamin Franklin Kump,   b. 19 May 1918
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2008 
    Family ID F10971  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Elkins Kump Home
    Elkins Kump Home
    The Kump Home, the home of Governor Herman Guy Kump and his wife, Edna SCOTT Kump. The home was designed by Clarence L. Harding, built by T. R. Whiteman. Photo courtesy of www.wvpics.com

    Documents
    Inaugural Address [4 Mar 1933]
    Inaugural Address [4 Mar 1933]
    Inaugural Address of Hermany Guy Kump, Governor of West Virginia. Transcription by West Virginia Archives & History. Prepared for electronic distribution by Chad G. Nichols

    Histories
    Biography
    Biography
    Biography of Herman Guy Kump as provided in The History of West Virginia, Old and New. Transcription by Virginia Cook

  • Notes 
    • MILITARY: Veteran of World War I, Captain, U.S. Army

  • Sources 
    1. [S755] Harloe-Kelso Genealogy, Harloe, C. B. (Reliability: 3).
      (59) H. Guy Kump (55), the second son of B. F. and Frances R. Kump, was engaged in the teaching profession for several years and later held a position in the office of County Clerk at Romney. Both he and his brother were skilled tournament riders. In 1905, he was graduated from the Law School of the University of Virginia and located in Elkins, W. Va. Within a short period, he became prosecuting attorney for Randolph County and later was elected Judge of the 20th Judicial Circuit which he served from 1928 to 1932, when he resigned to become a candidate for Governor of West Virginia; was elected by a large majority and served as one of that State's most efficient Governors from 1933 to 1937.
      On Oct. 9, 1907, he married Edna Scott, born April 18, 1887, the daughter of Cyrus Hall and Frances Logan Scott, of Elkins, W. Va. Their home is in that city, and Governor and Mrs. Kump are the parents of six children, with names and dates as follows: Two of the daughters were twins and the two sons are now in military service:
      (60) Capt. Cyrus Scott Kump, Oct. 26, 1908-
      (61) Frances Irim Kump, Oct. 6, 1911-
      (62) Margaret Rudoph Kump, May 13, 1913-[p.267]
      (63) Elizabeth Logan Kump, May 13, 1913-Jan. 6, 1937.
      (64) Mary Gamble Kump, Aug. 13, 1915-
      (65) Capt. Benjamin Franklin Kump II, May 19, 1918-

    2. [S756] Nichols Online Library, Digital Documents Researched and Scanned by Chad Nichols & Relatives, Nichols, Chad G., (Catalogue of over 40,000 relatives with more than 5,000 of them having documentation to support their place in the family tree. Some recent generation surnames include Anderson, Broman, Campbell, Cloward, Conder, Dutson, Ericksen, Farmer, Holyoak, Kump, Kylen, Mendenhall, Nichols, Nielson, O'Donnell, Richardson, Roberts, Shelley, Stone, and Walker. Most ancestors are from England, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. [online] www.nicholslibrary.org 7783 S 4950 W West Jordan, UT 84081 USA) (Reliability: 3).
      Inaugural Address - 003746; Elkins Home - 003747; Grave Marker - 003871; Biography - 003749

    3. [S340] West Virginia State Archives, State of West Virginia, ([online] www.wvculture.org) (Reliability: 3).
      Herman Guy Kump
      October 31, 1877 - February 14, 1962 (D) Randolph County Elected governor in 1932

      Herman Guy Kump was born in Capon Springs, Hampshire County. In 1905, he graduated from the University of Virginia and opened a law practice in Elkins, Randolph County. He served for two terms as the county prosecuting attorney and as mayor of Elkins. Kump was an Army captain during World War I. In 1928, he was elected judge of the Upshur-Randolph judicial court.
      Kump became governor at the height of the Great Depression, inheriting a state treasury deficit of $4 million. The legislature spent a record 240 days in session in 1933, developing a new tax program. In 1933, the State Road Commission was reorganized and added 31,000 miles of secondary roads previously maintained by the counties. In 1936, the legislature passed an important unemployment compensation bill. With the assistance of federal New Deal legislation, by 1937, the state was on a comparable financial level with most other states. During Kump's term, all schools were placed under the administration of the counties for more efficient management.
      After his term as governor, Kump returned to his law practice in Elkins. He was president of the Citizens National Bank of Elkins, of which he was a founder, from 1924 to 1952. Kump was defeated for the Democratic nomination for United States Senate in 1940 and 1942. His son, Cyrus S. Kump, was also defeated in his attempt for the Democratic nomination for governor in 1952. Governor Kump died in Elkins in 1962.

    4. [S729] West Virginia Marriages, 1853-1970, (Made available online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/) (Reliability: 3).
      Benjamin Francis Kump, 35
      md Margaret Francis Rudolph, 24
      15 Jun 1875 Hampshire, West Virginia
      Film # 815361, Image # 45, p 7
      (research by Chad G. Nichols)

    5. [S729] West Virginia Marriages, 1853-1970, (Made available online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/) (Reliability: 3).
      Herman Guy Kump
      md Edna Scott
      1907 Randolph, West Virginia
      Film # 808789, Image # 566
      (research by Chad G. Nichols)