Eugene D. Bookhammer
18th Lieutenant Governor of Delaware
In office
January 21, 1969 – January 18, 1977
GovernorRussell W. Peterson
Sherman W. Tribbitt
Preceded bySherman W. Tribbitt
Succeeded byJames D. McGinnis
Personal details
Born(1918-06-14)June 14, 1918
Lewes, Delaware
DiedFebruary 23, 2013(2013-02-23) (aged 94)
Lewes, Delaware
Political partyRepublican
ProfessionLumber mill business, Delaware State Senate
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army

Eugene Bookhammer (June 14, 1918 – February 23, 2013) was an American politician who served as the 18th lieutenant governor of Delaware, as a Republican, from 1969 to 1977. He served under Governors Russell W. Peterson and Sherman W. Tribbitt.[1] Bookhammer served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He was in the lumber mill business. Bookhammer also served in the Delaware State Senate. With author Richard Carter, in 2009 he wrote a book, Gene Bookhammer and His World. He died at his home in Lewes in February 2013. He was 94.[2]


Political offices Preceded bySherman W. Tribbitt Lieutenant Governor of Delaware 1969-1977 Succeeded byJames D. McGinnis