David W. Hopkins

David William Hopkins ( born October 31, 1897 in Troy, Doniphan County, Kansas, † October 14, 1968 in Saint Joseph, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1929 and 1933 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Already in 1899 came David Hopkins as an infant with his parents in Saint Joseph, Missouri, where he later attended the public schools. Thereafter he attended until 1916, the Graceland Academy in Lamoni (Iowa). In the final stages of World War I he was from October to December 1918 sergeant in a training unit of the U.S. Army. After his short time in the military sat Hopkins his own training initially to 1920 with a degree from Iowa State University in Iowa City continued. Then he studied until 1926 at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Since 1922 he worked as a teacher in Saint Joseph. In 1928 and 1929 he was school board in this city.

Politically, Hopkins member of the Republican Party. After the death of Mr Charles L. Faust, he was at the due election for the fourth seat of Missouri as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 5 February 1929. Simultaneously with the election he was elected for the following legislative session. After a further confirmation in 1930, he could remain until March 3, 1933 Congress. This period was marked by the events of the Great Depression.

In 1932, Hopkins was defeated by Democrat Jacob L. Milligan. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, he was active in the insurance industry. Between 1937 and 1967 he was a member of the Education Committee at Saint Joseph. David Hopkins died on 14 October 1968 in Saint Joseph, where he was also buried.