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Stephen Tyng HOPKINS

(1849-1892)

HOPKINS, Stephen Tyng, a Representative from New York; born in New York City March 25, 1849; attended the Anthon Grammar School in New York City; was an iron merchant and broker; moved to Catskill, N.Y.; member of the State assembly in 1885 and 1886; connected with several coal and iron syndicates in West Virginia and Tennessee; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth Congress (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1889); watchman in the customhouse in New York City from April 9 to August 15, 1890, when he resigned; was found dead by a train crew alongside the railroad tracks near Pleasantville, adjacent to Atlantic City, N.J., March 3, 1892; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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

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