Biography of John R. Hampton
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JOHN R. HAMPTON, attorney, banker and cattleman, chosen as one of the electors to cast the first ballot for the State of Arizona for president, has been prominent in the affairs of this state since he came here twelve years ago. He was born in Pantatoc, Mississippi, in 1865, his parents, John W. and Louise Hudson Hampton. being descendants of well known Southern families. After having received the benefit of the public schools he was graduated from the University of Mississippi, afterwards attending Georgetown University, from which he was graduated with an LL. B. degree in 1890. He spent several years in Washington, D. C., where he held different positions, and came to Clifton in 1901. Here he engaged in the real estate business, as well as the practice of his profession. Mr. Hampton has recently opened a fine suite of offices on First Avenue, Proenix, in which city he is largely interested. His realty holdings are chiefly about Clifton, although he owns considerable farming land in the Yuma Valley. He served the Territory as a member of the lower house, and two years later was elected to the Council, where he took a prominent part in the deliberations of his party. He was chosen out of a large field as a candidate for presidential elector and was elected by a large majority. Mr. Hampton is vice president and a director of the Valley Bank of Phoenix, and also a stockholder in the First National Bank of Clifton. He is a member of the Masons and Elks.

From:
Who's Who in Arizona
Vol 1
Compiled and Published by Jo Conners
Press of The Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona 1913


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