Samuel I. Hopkins

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Samuel I. Hopkins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889
Preceded by John W. Daniel
Succeeded by Paul C. Edmunds
Personal details
Born (1843-12-12)December 12, 1843
Owensville, Maryland
Died January 15, 1914(1914-01-15) (aged 70)
Lynchburg, Virginia
Political party Labor
Profession Politician, Merchant
Military service
Allegiance Confederate States of America
Service/branch Confederate Army
Unit 2nd Maryland Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War
*Battle of Gettysburg

Samuel Isaac Hopkins (December 12, 1843 – January 15, 1914) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia.


Born near Owensville, Maryland, Hopkins moved to Anne Arundel County with his parents, who settled near Annapolis. He attended the common schools and graduated from Owensville Academy. Hopkins enlisted in Company A, Second Regiment, Maryland Confederate Infantry, during the Civil War and served until he was severely wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg. After the war, he settled in Lynchburg, Virginia, and engaged in mercantile pursuits.

Hopkins was elected as a candidate of the Labor Party to the Fiftieth Congress (March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1888. Hopkins resumed mercantile pursuits in Lynchburg, Virginia, and died there on January 15, 1914. He was interred in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Electoral history[edit]

1886; Hopkins was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives with 51.55% of the vote, defeating Democrat Samuel Griffin.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John W. Daniel
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Paul C. Edmunds

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website