Fullilove, Samford Christian, of Shreveport,
is superintendent of public safety, and regarded as one of the leaders
of the bar of North Louisiana. He was born Jan. 23, 1877, in Caddo
parish, the son of Thomas Pope and Elizabeth Jane (Samford) Fullilove.
Since the year 1847 the Fullilove family has been established in Caddo
Parish, Thomas P. Fullilove and his father, James Greer Fullilove,
having emigrated from Georgia to engage in the planting business, in the
Liberty Church neighborhood. The paternal grandfather of Samford C. was
named John Fullilove, and was a native of Scotland, who came to the
United States with a large number of his people to colonize Georgia.
Mrs. Fullilove, mother of the subject of this sketch, was a native of
the Eastern part of Alabama, daughter of William P. Samford, of Irish
descent. Six of the 10 children that composed the family, of which
Samford C. Fullilove was the 9th in order of birth, grew to maturity.
His education was obtained in the public schools of Caddo parish and at
the following institutions of learning: Centenary college, Jackson, La.
(graduate, 1896); Columbian, now the George Washington University,
Washington City (graduate in law, 1901); Tulane Law School (graduate,
1902); and after receiving his diploma from Tulane Mr. Fullilove
returned to Shreveport to practice his profession. The co-partnership of
Fullilove & Mills, attorneys, formed in 1902, was dissolved in 1907
when the senior member of the firm was elected city judge, a position he
resigned in 1910 to accept his present office of superintendent of
public safety, still continuing, however, his practice of law. Mr.
Fullilove is knight commander of the Kappa Alpha order, a college
fraternity, and is affiliated with the Woodmen of the World. He married,
in 1905, Miss Amanda Stringfellow, the daughter of T. L. Stringfellow,
of Shreveport. Their family consists of 3 children: Samford C., Jr.,
Levert S. and Howell H. Fullilove.
Source: Louisiana: Comprising Sketches of
Parishes, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in
Cyclopedic Form (volume 3), p. 174. Edited by Alcée Fortier, Lit.D.
Published in 1914, by Century Historical Association.