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Albert Jarvis HOPKINS

(1846-1922)
Senate Years of Service:
1903-1909
Party:
Republican

HOPKINS, Albert Jarvis, a Representative and a Senator from Illinois; born near Cortland, De Kalb County, Ill., August 15, 1846; attended the public schools and graduated from Hillsdale (Mich.) College in 1870; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1871 and commenced practice in Aurora, Ill.; prosecuting attorney of Kane County 1872-1876; presidential elector on the Republican ticket in 1884; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Reuben Ellwood; reelected to the Fiftieth and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from December 7, 1885, to March 3, 1903; did not seek renomination, having become a candidate for Senator; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1903, to March 3, 1909; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Fisheries (Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses), Committee on Enrolled Bills (Sixtieth Congress); resumed the practice of law in Aurora and Chicago, Ill.; died in Aurora, Ill., August 23, 1922; interment in Spring Lake Cemetery.

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

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