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politician , member of the Pennsylvania State Senate

John D. Hopper, American state senator. Chartered Life Underwriter, Pennsylvania. Named to Dickinson College Sports Hall of Fame, 1971, Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, 1987; recipient Silver Anniversary award National College Athletic Association, 1973.


Hopper, John D. was born on January 9, 1923 in Charleston, West Virginia, United States.


Student, Dickinson College. Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Dickinson College, 1948. Bachelor of Laws, Dickinson College, 1951.


Senior pilot, dirl operations Pennsylvania Air National Guard, 1952-1964. Owner John D. Hopper Association (Life & Health Insurance Agency), 1970-1984. General agent Equitable of Iowa, from 1956.

United States senator from Pennsylvania, from 1977.


  • Chartered Life Underwriter, Pennsylvania.


Campaign chairman Tri-County United Fund, 1965, board directors since 1960, president 1969. Board managers Holy Spirit Hospital, since 1964. Board trustees Center Pennsylvania chapter Multiple Sclerosis, since 1973.

Chairman Dinner of Champions, 1975-1976. Board trustees Dickinson College, since 1970. President Pennsylvania Health Planning Council, Boys Club of Harrisburg, 1959.

Board directors Pennsylvania Young Men’s Christian Association, 1987. Superintendent Sunday School, deacon, elder Camp Hill Presbyterian Church. Member National Association Life Underwriters (trustee 1972-1976), Pennsylvania Association Life Underwriters (president 1971-1972), Harrisburg Association Life Undersriters (president 1962-1963), Dickinson College National Alumni Association (president 1969), Million Dollar Roundtable (life member).


Married Ann Bowman; children: John Steven, R. Andrew, Wm. Richard, Katy A. Weidner.

Ann Bowman

John Steven Hopper

R. Andrew Hopper

Wm. Richard Hopper

Katy A. Weidner Hopper