Harry Lloyd Hopkins

Photo added by Ron Moody

Harry Lloyd Hopkins

Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, USA
Death 29 Jan 1946 (aged 55)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 7312798 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Presidential Cabinet Secretary. Working as a social worker in New York City, New York in the 1920s, due to the economic depression stemming from the stock market crash in 1929, he was appointed chairman of the New York State Temporary Emergency Relief Administration, in 1931. When Franklin Roosevelt was elected United States President in 1931, he put Hopkins in post as administrator of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration. Serving as a personal friend and as an adviser to President Roosevelt, he was appointed the 8th Secretary of Commerce in 1938, serving until 1940. During World War II, Hopkins made several trips for President Roosevelt to London, England and Moscow, Soviet Union to discuss assistance and military strategy. His final service was to Moscow to help arrange the Potsdam Conference for President Harry S. Truman in 1945.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

Family Members




How famous was Harry Lloyd Hopkins?

Current rating:

40 votes

to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 30 Mar 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7312798
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harry Lloyd Hopkins (17 Aug 1890–29 Jan 1946), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7312798, citing Hazelwood Cemetery, Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .