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Benjamin Stephen HOOPER

(1835-1898)

HOOPER, Benjamin Stephen, a Representative from Virginia; born near Buckingham, Buckingham County, Va., March 6, 1835; attended the common schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits and the manufacture of tobacco; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; elected as a Readjuster to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); resumed mercantile pursuits at Farmville, Va.; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1888; died in Farmville, Prince Edward County, Va., on January 17, 1898; interment in the Farmville Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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