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David Luke Hopkins

David Luke Hopkins, American former banker. Recipient Medal of Merit, 1946. Served with United States Navy, World War I.; Member Permanent International Association Navigation Congresses (United States nat. commission 1959-1964), Council Foreign Relations.


  • Hopkins, David Luke was born on December 29, 1898 in Baltimore. Son of Robert Dixon and Isabel (Luke) Hopkins.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1921. Doctor of Laws, Goucher College, 1952.


    • With Drovers & Mechanics National Bank, Baltimore, 1921-1930, vice president, 1925-1930. Executive vice-president, director Mercantile-Safe Deposit & Trust Company, 1946-1954. Vice-president, director Maryland.

      Trust Company, Baltimore, 1930-1945. Chairman, director Maryland. National Bank, Baltimore, 1955-1974.

      Director, Executive Committee Chespeake & Potomac Tel. Company Maryland., 1938-1971, Fidelity & Deposit Company Maryland., 1951-1974, Savings Bank Baltimore, 1945-1973. Director Baltimore Equitable Society, Westvaco (New York), 1936-1969, Canton Company, 1941-1956, Canton Railroad Company, 1941-1956.

      Chairman Baltimore Emergency Relief Commission, 1933-1935, Baltimore Civil Works Administration, 1933. Authorized representative Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins, 1942-1946. Member security survey panel Atomic Energy Commission, 1950-1952.

      Past commissioner Maryland. Port Authority; assistant secretary general North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 1952-1953. Former member board of managers Family Welfare Association, Baltimore Council Social Agilysys, Henry Watson Children’s Aid Society, president (1930-1934).

      Vestryman Church of Redeemer, Baltimore, 1951-1956. Trustee emeritus Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Hospital. Chairman Johns Hopkins Fund, 1958-1961.

      President Evergreen House Foundation, 1963-1964. Chairman of the board of trustees Walters Art Gallery, 1944-1972. Trustee Chapter of Protestant Episcopal Foundation District of Columbia (Washington Cathedral), Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

      Board of managers Harriet Lane Home for Invalid Children. Board directors Loudon Park and Druid Ridge Cemeteries, 1931-1970.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Served with United States Navy, World War I. Member Permanent International Association Navigation Congresses (United States nat. commission 1959-1964), Council Foreign Relations. Clubs: Maryland.


    • Married Katherine Disston Porter, February 12, 1927. Children: David Luke, Charles A.P., Florence D. (Mistress.
    • father: Robert Dixon Hopkins
    • mother: Isabel (Luke) Hopkins
    • spouse: Katherine Disston Porter
    • children: David Luke Hopkins
    • Charles A.P. Hopkins
    • Florence D. (Mrs Hopkins
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    Born December 29, 1898
    Died March 16, 1976
    (aged 77)