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Samuel Miles HOPKINS

(1772-1837)

HOPKINS, Samuel Miles, a Representative from New York; born in Salem, Conn., May 9, 1772; was graduated from Yale College in 1791; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Le Roy, Genesee County, N.Y., in 1793; moved to New York City in 1794 and continued the practice of law; elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1815); member of the State assembly in 1820 and 1821; moved to Albany in 1821; served in the State senate in 1822; reporter of the New York Court of Chancery 1823-1826; member of the commission to superintend the construction of Sing Sing Prison 1825-1830; judge of the State circuit court 1832-1836; died in Geneva, Ontario County, N.Y., March 9, 1837; interment in Washington Street Cemetery.

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

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