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James Farris Hopkins

James Farris Hopkins, American accounting and management educator. Certified Public Accountant, Tennessee; public accountant, Tennessee. Recipient Meritorious Service award Christian Church, Madison, 1986.


  • Hopkins, James Farris was born on August 2, 1932 in Rector, Arkansas, United States. Son of Vernon and Ollie James (Cope) Hopkins.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Murray State University, 1958. Postgraduate, Peabody College, 1972. Postgraduate, University Tennessee, 1974.

      Master of Business Administration, Middle Tennessee State University, 1990.


    • Mathematics teacher Metropolis (Illinois) High School, 1959-1961, Graves County School Board, Mayfield, Kentucky, 1961-1962. Senior cost accountant Harvey Aluminum, Inc., Milan, 1962-1967. Comptroller Vanderbilt University Joint University Libraries, Nashville, 1967-1973.

      Assistant controller Peterbilt Motor Company, Madison, Tennessee, 1973-1974. Chief finance officer Aware Inc., Nashville, 1974-1987. Private practice public accountant Madison, Tennessee, since 1975.

      Accounting professor Edmondson Junior College, Nashville, since 1990. Consultant GSEE, Inc., LaVergne, Tennessee, 1975-1985, Make, Inc., Nashville, 1978-1986, All-Points Travel, Inc., Brentwood, Tennessee, 1981-1983. Board directors Business & Engineering Computer Service, Inc., Nashville, since 1980.

    Major achievements

    • Certified Public Accountant, Tennessee. Public accountant, Tennessee.


    • Author: (with others) (text) Strategic Management and Business Policy, 1990.


    Incorporator and treasurer Madison Christian Cooperative Ministry, 1982-1986. Member National Association Accountants, National Society Public Accountants, Tennessee Society Public Accountants, Marine Corps League (vice commandant, Distinguished Service award 1984), Phi Kappa Phi.



    Fishing, golf, woodworking, computer systems design.


    • Married Joyce Dean Breedlove, November 27, 1951 (deceased January 25, 1978). Children: Dennis Russell (deceased), Christopher Lane. Married Rebecca Crawford Bates, August 10, 1979.
    • father: Vernon Hopkins
    • mother: Ollie James (Cope) Hopkins
    • spouses: Joyce Dean Breedlove
    • Rebecca Crawford Bates
    • children: Dennis Russell Hopkins (deceased)
    • Christopher Lane Hopkins
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    Born August 2, 1932
    • 1958
      Murray State University
    • 1972
      Peabody College
    • 1974
      University Tennessee
    • 1990
      Middle Tennessee State University
    • 1959 - 1961
      Mathematics teacher, Metropolis (Illinois) High School
    • 1961 - 1962
      Mathematics teacher, Metropolis (Illinois) High School
      Mayfield, Kentucky, United States
    • 1962 - 1967
      senior, cost accountant Harvey Aluminum
      Milan, Illinois, United States
    • 1967 - 1973
      comptroller, Vanderbilt University Joint University Libraries
      Nashville, Tennessee, United States
    • 1973 - 1974
      assistant, controller Peterbilt Motor Company
      Madison, Tennessee, United States
    • 1974 - 1987
      chief finance officer, Aware Incorporated
      Nashville, Tennessee, United States
    • 1975
      private practice, public accountant Madison
      Tennessee, United States
    • 1990
      accounting, professor Edmondson Junior College
      Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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