Hopkins Holsey Edit Profile
Born near Lynchburg, Virginia, in 1779, Holsey attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, and graduated from the Litchfield Law School in Litchfield, Connecticut.
He gained admittance to the Georgia state bar and practiced law in Hamilton, Georgia. He represented Hancock County, Georgia, in the Georgia House of Representatives before moving to Harris County, Georgia. In 1835, he was elected as a Jacksonian Representative from Georgia to the 24th United States Congress to serve the remainder of the term left vacant when James C. Terrell resigned due to poor health.
His congressional service spanned from October 5, 1835, until March 3, 1839. After his congressional service, he moved to Athens, Georgia, and became publisher of the Southern Banner. He ran unsuccessfully for the 33rd United States Congress.
After leaving the newspaper industry, he began practicing law again in Butler, Georgia. Death
He died at Brighwater, his estate near Butler, and was buried there.
Holsey switched political parties to win reelection to his seat as a Democrat in the 25th Congress.
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