photo by Edwin
Songs by Bumppo
A.B., Indiana University, 1962; J.D., Northwestern University, 1973.
Admitted to bar, Illinois Supreme Court, 1973 (retired, 2000),
Kentucky Court of Appeals (now Supreme Court), 1974,
United States District Court (Western Kentucky), 1975,
United States Court of Appeals (Sixth Circuit), 1982,
and the United States Supreme Court, 1988.
Master Commissioner, Edmonson (County, Kentucky) Circuit Court, 1995 - ;
Instructor, Western Kentucky University, 1995-1999;
Edmonson County (Kentucky) Attorney, 1978-1982.
Playboy model Lisa Hammond;
murder accusée Delores Hayes
(featured in television show “On Trial”); Computerland (Bowling Green, Ky.).
Born June 16, 1940, Rushville, Indiana, sub nom John Edwin
name to Nathaniel John Balthazar Bumppo, 1974 (see June, 1975, issue of
Esquire magazine). Married five times (divorced only four). Two children.
Reporter, Terre Haute Star, 1960; Associated Press, 1962-1963;
Star, 1963-1967 (first beard in city room, 1967); Detroit News, 1969.
Indianapolis Press Club Award for Consistently Outstanding Reporting, 1967.
Copy editor, Indianapolis Star, 1967; Chicago Sun-Times, 1967-1968,
1969-1974; San Francisco Examiner, 1968; Detroit Free Press, 1969.
Bartender, Golden Horse Shoe saloon, Oakland, Calif., 1968.
Candygram delivery man, Western Union, San Francisco, Valentine’s Day, 1969.
Mail order minister, Universal Life Church (bonded to perform marriages), 1974 - .
A song about Bumppo.
A movie starring Bumppo.Placed 7th in old time banjo competition at Official Kentucky Old Time Fiddlers Contest, 1983.
Articles about Bumppo on line: In the Amplifier (with video interview);
in the Louisville Courier-Journal,
and in Eric Shackle’s e-book from Oz: Here, here and here.
“Bumppo’s greatest lasting contribution to his chosen
field is likely to lie
lication "Dear sir (you cur):", including correspondence
over the incorporation of New Year’s Eve Inc. with the Kentucky
Secretary of State (who was fucking with the corporation’s future),
and in his War Stories: The Memoirs of a Country Lawyer (2005).