Thomas Cartter Lupton

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Thomas Cartter Lupton (1899 - 1977) was an American heir and businessman.


Early life[edit]

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.

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Margaret Rawlings Lupton.[1] 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.[2]

At the time of his death, his $200 million (USD) estate was the largest ever probated in the South.[3]


  1. ^ Ned L. Irwin (1998). "Lyndhurst Foundation". The Tennessee Encyclopedia. 
  2. ^ John Wilson (1982). "Elizabeth Patten and John Thomas Lupton". The Patten Chronicle. Roy McDonald. 
  3. ^ Dean Arnold (2006). "The Spirit of the Fathers" (PDF). Old Money, New South. Chattanooga Historical Foundation. 

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