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Benjamin F. Hopkins

Benjamin F. Hopkins

American politician
Benjamin F. Hopkins
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Intro American politician
Was Politician
From United States of America
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 22 April 1829, Hebron, Washington County, New York, U.S.A.
Death 1 January 1870, Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, U.S.A. (aged 40 years)
Politics Republican Party
The details (from wikipedia)


Benjamin Franklin Hopkins (April 22, 1829 – January 1, 1870) was a nineteenth-century politician, secretary and telegraph operator from Wisconsin.

Born in Hebron, New York, Hopkins attended the common schools as a child and later became a telegraph operator. He moved to Madison, Wisconsin in 1849 and served as a private secretary to Governor Coles Bashford in 1856 and 1857. He was a member of the Wisconsin Senate in 1862 and 1863 and served in the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1866. Hopkins was elected a Republican to the United States House of Representatives in 1866 as part of the 40th United States Congress to represent Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district. He was reelected to the 41st Congress and served from 1867 until his death in Madison, Wisconsin on January 1, 1870. His death created a vacancy in congress that was filled by David Atwood for the remainder of the 41st Congress. There, he served as chairman of the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds from 1869 to 1870. He was interred in Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison.

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