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Stephen Hopkins

Stephen Hopkins, American colonial governor, Continental congressman. member Rhode Island General Assembly, 1732-1733, 35-38, 41-42, 44-52, 69-74, 77, speaker, 1742-1743; member General Colonial Congress, Albany, New York, 1754, 55, 57; member Philosophical Society of Newport (Rhode Island).

Background

  • Hopkins, Stephen was born on March 7, 1707 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Son of William and Ruth (Wilkinson) Hopkins.

  • Career

    • General Assembly, 1732-1733, 35-38, 41-42, 44-52, 69-74, 77, speaker, 1742-1743. Assistant justice Rhode Island Superior Court, 1747-1749, chief justice, 1751-1755. General Colonial Congress, Albany, New York, 1754, 55, 57.

      Delegate to Continental Congress, 1774-1776, 78. Delegate to convs.

    Works

    • Author: The Rights of Colonies Examined, 1765. The Grievances of the American Colonies Candidly Explained, 1765.

    Membership

    Member Rhode Island General Assembly, 1732-1733, 35-38, 41-42, 44-52, 69-74, 77, speaker, 1742-1743. Member General Colonial Congress, Albany, New York, 1754, 55, 57. Member Philosophical Society of Newport (Rhode Island).

    Connections

    • Married Sarah Scott, 1726. Married second, Anne Smith, 1755.
    • father: William Hopkins
    • mother: Ruth (Wilkinson) Hopkins
    • spouses: Sarah Scott
    • Anne Smith
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    Died April 13, 1785
    (aged 78)
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