Prominent Elkins West Virginia attorney and son of the late Gov. H.G. Kump, died enroute of Davis Memorial Hospital at 6:35am.
Death was attributed to suffocation caused by swelling of the mouth and throat.
Mr Kump had practiced law in Elkins since 1931, and while fresh out of law school had managed his father's campaign for the Democratic Gubernatorial nomination in 1932. His father was elected 19th governor of West Virginia that year.
He was a member of the West Virginia University Board of Governors, chairman of the Randolph County Planning Commission, a member of the board of directors of the Elkins Chamber of Commerce and the Elkins Industrial Development Corp.
At the time of his death, Mr. Kump was a candidate for state commander of the American Legion. He was a past commander of the American Legion H.W. Ddaniels Post No. 29, and a past department judge advocate. He has also served the American Legion nationally as a member of the contest supervisory committee for the past seven years and attended 12 of the last 15 national Legion conventions, usually as a delegate.
It was Cyrus Kump who was largely instrumental in the foundation and conbinuation of the W.VA Highlanders, having been sergeant of its color guard since the band was organized.
Three times, 1933, 1950, and 1951, he was director of the Mountain State Forest Festival and has since been a member of its board of directors.
Kump was a past chairman of the Committee on Legal Ethics for the W.VA State Bar Association and at his passing was vice chairman of that committee. He was a member of the Randolph County Bar Association and the W.VA Bar Association.
Mr Kump was a deacon in the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church, a member of the B.P.O Elks Lodge, Rotary Club and a director of the Citizens National Bank of Elkins.
Born on Oct 26, 1908, he was a son of Herman Guy Kump, 19th Governor of West Virginia, who died on Feb 14, 1962. His mother, Edna Scott Kump, passed away on Jan 19, 1957.
On Sept 6, 1933, he was married to the former Hazel Verus Turner of LaGrange GA., in the First Methodist Church of LaGrange.
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