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Crumrine, Boyd, ed.  History of Washington County, Pennsylvania with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men.  Philadelphia: L.H. Everts & Co., 1882.



Session Position District Party
1834-1835 Democrat
1836-1837 Democrat
1837-1838 Democrat
1838-1839 Speaker Democrat
1840 Speaker Democrat
1862 Democrat
1863 Democrat
 Counties   Washington


09/17/1804 - 03/05/1873

HOPKINS, William, a Representative from Washington County; born, September 17, 1804 in West Pike Run Township, Washington County, Pa.; appointed, justice of the peach, Pike Run Township (1827-1834); engaged, tannery business (1832-1838);  elected, auditor, Washington County (1831); appointed, justice of the peace, East Bethlehem Township (1834); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1834-1835 term; reelected to the House for 4 more consecutive terms; elected, Speaker (1838-1840); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1840); appointed, Commissioner of the Cumberland Road (1840-1842); Secretary, Pennsylvania State Land Office (1842-1843); elected, canal commissioner, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (1853-1855); reelected to the House to serve the 1862 and 1863 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1863); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1864-1866); elected, delegate, Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention (1872-1873); died, March 5, 1873 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interred, Washington Cemetery, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania.