Hopkins, Thomas Snell was born on April 22, 1845 in Mount Vernon, Maine, United States. Son of Joseph and Hannah (Philbrick) Hopkins.
Wesleyan Seminary, Kents Hill, Maine. Served 3 years during Civil War in 16th Regiment, Maine Infantry. Wounded at battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862.
Law department Columbian (now George Washington University, 1869.
Admitted to bar, 1869. Member bar Supreme Court United States. Senior member Hopkins & Hopkins.
Practice mostly confined to international law. Trustee George Washington University. President of the board Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Temporary Home, Washington, District of Columbia, 10 years Governor general General Society Mayflower Descendants, 1912-1915.
Past department commander G.A.R., Department of Potomac. Judge advocate general, G.A.R.