Herman P. Kopplemann

Herman Paul Kopplemann ( born May 1, 1880 in Odessa, Ukraine; † August 11, 1957 in Hartford, Connecticut ) was an American politician. Between 1933 and 1947 he represented several times the first electoral district of the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Herman Kopplemann was born in 1880 in Odessa, then part of the Russian Empire. Already in 1882 he came with his parents to the United States. The family settled in Hartford, where the young Kopplemann attended the public schools. In 1894 he became sellers of newspapers and magazines. Later, he began a political career in the Democratic Party.

Between 1904 and 1912 Kopplemann was a town councilor in Hartford; in 1911 he was its chairman. Between 1917 and 1920 he sat in the Senate from Connecticut. In 1932 he became the first district of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he entered on March 4, 1933, the successor of Augustine Lonergan. His election victory is in connection with the then national trend in favor of the Democrats, who as U.S. president culminated with the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt. After two elections Kopplemann was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1939 three consecutive legislative sessions. In the 1938 elections, he was defeated by Republican William J. Miller.

Until 1949, Kopplemann and Miller alternated each other off in Congress. In the elections of 1940 Kopplemann could regain his mandate and spend between 3 January 1941 and 3 January 1943, a further term in Congress before he was again replaced by Miller, who had won the elections of 1942. Two years later Kopplemann managed to re- return to the Congress. Between January 1945 and January 3, 1947 3 he graduated from then his final term. In 1946, he lost again against Miller, who again became his successor.

After the final end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Kopplemann was still Chairman of the State Water Committee of Connecticut. He died on August 11, 1957 in Hartford and was buried in Wethersfield.