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David William HOPKINS

(1897-1968)

HOPKINS, David William, a Representative from Missouri; born in Troy, Doniphan County, Kans., on October 31, 1897; moved in 1899 to Missouri with his parents, who settled in St. Joseph; attended the public schools and was graduated from Graceland Academy, Lamoni, Iowa, in 1916; during the First World War served as a sergeant in Company F, Student Training Corps, from October 1918 until honorably discharged in December 1918; was graduated from Iowa State University at Iowa City in 1920 and from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1926; taught in the high schools of St. Joseph from 1922 until elected to Congress; served as superintendent of schools of St. Joseph in 1928 and 1929; elected as a Republican to both the Seventieth and Seventy-first Congresses to fill the vacancies caused by the death of Charles L. Faust, who had been reelected in 1928; reelected to the Seventy-second Congress and served from February 5, 1929, to March 3, 1933; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; engaged in the insurance business; member of St. Joseph Board of Education, 1937-1967; died in St. Joseph, Mo., October 14, 1968; interment in Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

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