When he was a sophomore in high school, L. R. Sumpter first read Ignatius Donnelly’s book on Atlantis. This was the beginning of a lifelong interest in “maverick” history and science. This interest continued over years of formal study for undergraduate and graduate degrees. These studies reached the doctoral level and have been done in eight universities on two continents and in four Western languages. Nor has this interest diminished through more than 35 years of teaching in elementary, secondary, and higher education settings.
L. R. Sumpter has also worked for many years in engineering and sales. He has lived and traveled in 48 of the 50 United States and 10 foreign countries. He has taught, written articles for publication, and presented papers in two languages. Finally, after retiring from teaching it has been possible for him to devote full time to studying and writing about unorthodox topics.