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Francis Alexander HOPKINS

(1853-1918)

HOPKINS, Francis Alexander, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Jeffersonville, Tazewell County, Va., May 27, 1853; attended the public schools and the Tazewell High School; studied law; was admitted to the bar in November 1874 and commenced practice in Prestonsburg, Floyd County, Ky.; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; commissioner of common schools 1882-1884; member of the State constitutional convention in 1890; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1907); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1916; resumed agricultural pursuits and the practice of law in Prestonsburg, Ky., and died there on June 5, 1918; interment in Davidson Cemetery.

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

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