Henry Hopkins (pastor)
Life and career
The son of Mark Hopkins, Henry Hopkins grew up in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and graduated from Williams College in 1858, where he was a member of The Kappa Alpha Society. He studied theology at Union Seminary and was ordained as a minister in 1861.
Hopkins became president of Williams in 1902, following the service of acting president John Haskell Hewitt, and served until his planned retirement in 1908. He died of pneumonia shortly after retiring while traveling in Rotterdam.
- Staff report (January 18, 1902). New President for Williams.; Selection of Dr. Henry Hopkins of Kansas City Unanimously Approved by Faculty and Undergraduates. New York Times
- Staff report (August 19, 1908). Dr. Henry Hopkins Dies.; Ex-President of Williams College Dead at 'Rotterdam of Pneumonia. New York Times
- Henry Hopkins biography via Williams College
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