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Stephen Hopkins

colonial governor , Continental congressman

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