Hampton P. Fulmer

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Hampton Pitts Fulmer (June 23, 1875 – October 19, 1944) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. He represented South Carolina in the United States House of Representatives from 1921 – October 19, 1944. After his death, his wife Willa L. Fulmer took over his seat.

Hampton Pitts Fulmer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1933 – October 19, 1944
Preceded byButler B. Hare
Succeeded byWilla L. Fulmer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1933
Preceded byEdward C. Mann
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Tom Rice after constituency reestablished in 2013
Member of South Carolina House of Representatives from Orangeburg County
In office
January 9, 1917 – March 6, 1920
Personal details
Born(1875-02-03)February 3, 1875
Springfield, South Carolina
DiedOctober 19, 1944(1944-10-19) (aged 69)
Washington, D.C.
Resting placeOrangeburg, South Carolina
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Willa L. Fulmer
Alma materMassey Business College
Professionfarmer, businessman

Fulmer was born near Springfield, South Carolina. He attended the public schools and was graduated from Massey Business College in Columbus, Georgia in 1897. He engaged in agricultural and mercantile pursuits in Norway, South Carolina, and also engaged in banking.

Political careerEdit

Fulmer was a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives 1917–1920. He was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh and to the eleven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1921, until his death. While in Congress, he served as chairman, Committee on Agriculture (Seventy-sixth through Seventy-eighth Congresses). He had been nominated for re-election to the Seventy-ninth Congress before dying in Washington, D.C., October 19, 1944. He was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Orangeburg, South Carolina.

See alsoEdit


  • United States Congress. "Hampton P. Fulmer (id: F000417)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edward C. Mann
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
Constituency abolished
Tom Rice after constituency reestablished in 2013
Preceded by
Butler B. Hare
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Willa L. Fulmer
Preceded by
Marvin Jones
Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee
Succeeded by
John W. Flannagan, Jr.