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Benjamin Stephen Hooper

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Benjamin Stephen Hooper
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
Preceded byJoseph Jorgensen
Succeeded byJames D. Brady
Personal details
Born(1835-03-06)March 6, 1835
Buckingham, Virginia
DiedJanuary 17, 1898(1898-01-17) (aged 62)
Farmville, Virginia
Resting placeWestview Cemetery[1]
Farmville, Virginia
Political partyReadjuster
Professiontobacco farmer
Military service
Allegiance Confederate States
Branch/service Confederate States Army
Rank
Confederate States of America Captain.png
Captain (CSA)[2]
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War

Benjamin Stephen Hooper (March 6, 1835 – January 17, 1898) was an American farmer who served one term as a U.S. Representative from Virginia from 1883 to 1885.

Biography

Born near Buckingham, Virginia, Hooper attended the common schools. He engaged in mercantile pursuits and the manufacture of tobacco. He served in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War.

Hooper was elected as Readjuster to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885). After leaving Congress, he resumed mercantile pursuits at Farmville, Virginia. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1888. He died in Farmville on January 17, 1898. He was interred in the Farmville Cemetery.

Electoral history

1882: Hooper was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives with 75.46% of the vote, defeating Democrat William A. Reese and Republican Tazewell Branch.

Notes

  1. ^ "Benjamin Stephen Hooper". Find A Grave. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Capt Benjamin S Hooper". The Farmville Herald. Retrieved 5 March 2018.

References

 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
Joseph Jorgensen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 4th congressional district

1883–1885
Succeeded by
James D. Brady
This page was last edited on 17 October 2020, at 00:07
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