Thomas Cartter Lupton (1899 - 1977) was an American heir and businessman.
He was the only child of John Thomas Lupton, founder of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company, and Elizabeth Patten.
A philanthropist, he founded the Lyndhurst Foundation, formerly known as The Memorial Welfare Foundation. The Lupton Library at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is named for him and his wife.
He was married to Margaret Rawlings Lupton. They had a son, John T. Lupton II. They lived in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Unlike his father or son, he was known for being a recluse.
At the time of his death, his $200 million (USD) estate was the largest ever probated in the South.
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