George Washington Hopkins

George Washington Hopkins

Birth
Goochland County, Virginia, USA
Death 1 Mar 1861 (aged 59)
Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, USA
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Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia, USA
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U.S. Congressman. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, practiced law in Lebanon, Virginia and was a member of the Virginia State House of Delegates (1833-35). In 1835, he was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress, as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress, as a Conservative to the Twenty-sixth Congress and as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh through the Twenty-ninth Congresses, serving until 1847. Not a candidate for reelection, he was appointed by President Polk Chargé d’Affaires to Portugal, serving (1847-49). He was judge of the circuit court of Washington D.C., when elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress, serving (1857-59). Not a candidate for reelection, he resumed practicing law and served in the Virginia State House of Delegates from 1859, until his death.

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  • Added: 22 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7785922
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Washington Hopkins (22 Feb 1802–1 Mar 1861), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7785922, citing Sinking Spring Cemetery, Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .