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Luther Bishop
Biographical information
Full Name: Luther Bishop
Occupation: Rancher
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: -
Hair color: Salt & Pepper
Eye color: Blue
Born: -
Died: -
Family/Relatives: -
Spouse Wife†
Romances/Domestic Partners: -
Children: Amy Bishop (Daughter)†
Appeared on:
First Episode: The Truckee Strip
Last Episode: The Truckee Strip
Portrayed by: Carl Benton Reid

Personal Information[]

Luther Bishop owns the Concho, a piece of land that borders the Ponderosa. There's a growing dispute between Luther and Ben Cartwright over land rights. On occasion Luther and his men are stealing Ponderosa wood from land they believe belongs to them.

Luther built the Truckee Strip for his wife but she died and therefore he wants to leave the land to Amy.

Luther has given orders than any Cartwright tresspassing on his land should be shot on sight. Luther's daughter Amy takes a shine to Little Joe Cartwright who stumbles across her at a creek whilst chasing off some men.

When Luther finds out he is none to pleased at the news. After sleeping on it and a confrontation with Ben he tells Little Joe that it's up to Amy to decide what she wants.

His joy is soon turned to sorrow when his daughter is mortally wounded by his ranch hand Jessup.