Henry J. Hopper

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Henry J. Hopper
21st Mayor of Jersey City
In office
May 6, 1878 – May 2, 1880
Preceded by Charles Seidler
Succeeded by Isaac William Taussig
Personal details
Born 1830
New Jersey
Died October 6, 1905
East Orange, New Jersey
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Margaret Stagg Mount
Children Sophronia, Arthur and Marian
Residence Jersey City, New Jersey

Henry J. Hopper (1830–1905) was the 21st Mayor of Jersey City, New Jersey from May 6, 1878 to May 2, 1880.


Hopper was born in 1830 in New Jersey. He married Margaret Stagg Mount on April 3, 1855. They had three children; Sophronia, Arthur and Marian. He became a steel merchant with the Crucible Steel Company of New York City. A Democrat, he was elected mayor on April 9, 1878. After serving one term as mayor, the Democrats did not re-nominate him but instead went with Isaac William Taussig.[1]

Hopper died in his home in East Orange, New Jersey on October 6, 1905.[2]


  1. ^ "Jersey City Politics. Democratic Nominations. An Unpopular Man For Mayor". New York Times. 1880-04-04. 
  2. ^ "Henry J. Hopper". New York Times. 1905-10-06. Mr. Hopper had been in construction work all his life and at the time of his death was connected with the Crucible Steel Company of New York