Francis A. Hopkins

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Francis A. Hopkins
A man with wavy, graying hair wearing glasses, a white shirt, light vest, and a dark tie and jacket
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1907
Preceded by James Bamford White
Succeeded by John W. Langley
Personal details
Born (1853-05-27)May 27, 1853
Jeffersonville, Virginia
Died June 5, 1918(1918-06-05) (aged 65)
Prestonsburg, Kentucky
Political party Democratic
Profession Lawyer
Signature F. A. Hopkins

Francis Alexander Hopkins (May 27, 1853 – June 5, 1918) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Born in Jeffersonville, Virginia, Hopkins attended the public schools and the Tazewell High School. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in November 1874 and commenced practice in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. He also engaged in agricultural pursuits. He served as commissioner of common schools 1882-1884. He served as member of the State constitutional convention in 1890.

Hopkins was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1907). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1916. He resumed agricultural pursuits and the practice of law in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, and died there on June 5, 1918. He was interred in Davidson Cemetery.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James B. White
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 10th congressional district

March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1907 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
John W. Langley