Benjamin Stephen Hooper

Benjamin Stephen Hooper (* March 6, 1835 in Buckingham, Buckingham County, Virginia; † January 17, 1898 in Farmville, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1883 and 1885 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Benjamin Hooper attended the common schools and worked in retail and in the tobacco industry. During the Civil War he served in the army of the Confederacy. After the war he resumed his previous activities and proposed as a member of the short-lived Readjuster Party launched a political career. In the congressional elections of 1882 Hooper was in the fourth electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Joseph Jorgensen on March 4, 1883. Until March 3, 1885, he was able to complete only one term in Congress.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he took his previous work on again. Politically, he joined the Republican Party. In June 1888 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago, at the Benjamin Harrison was nominated as a presidential candidate. Benjamin Hooper died on January 17, 1898 in Farmville.

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