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Warren Green Hooper
Birth: May 2, 1904
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Jan. 11, 1945
Jackson County
Michigan, USA

Murder Victim. A Michigan 9th District State Senator, and a 4th generation descendant of Declaration of Independence Signer William Hooper, he served in the Michigan House of Representatives beginning in 1938, and was elected to the Michigan Senate in November 1944. After serving only two weeks in office in January, 1945, he was scheduled to testify about corruption and bribery that existed in the Michigan Legislature (of which he had been a part). Three days before he was scheduled to testify, he was shot/assassinated gangland style north of Springport coming back home to Albion from Lansing. Members of the notorious Purple Gang were suspected of carrying out the murder (after being let out of Jackson Prison to do the job) at the direction of political bosses. Four Gang members were subsequently convicted of conspiracy to murder Senator Hooper. "The Hooper murder has endured as one of the most intriguing unsolved mysteries in the annals of Michigan crime," stated authors Rubenstein and Ziewacz in their book on the crime "Three Bullets Sealed His Lips," published in 1987. A sequel to the book, "Payoffs in the Cloakroom, the Greening of the Michigan Legislature" was published in 1995. Another book "The Purple Gang" by Paul Kavieff (2000) also deals with the Hooper murder. Hooper's tombstone in Riverside Cemetery states, "With Honesty He Lived; For Honesty he was Taken." His birth year is incorrectly carved into the stone as 1905. (bio by: Frank Passic, Albion Historian) 
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  Callienetta Cobb Hooper (1907 - 1985)*
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Riverside Cemetery
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Block 115, Lot 104, Grave 6
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Frank Passic, Albion His...
Record added: Jan 25, 2003
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Warren Green Hooper
Added by: Frank Passic, Albion Historian
Warren Green Hooper
Added by: Frank Passic, Albion Historian
Warren Green Hooper
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