Hopkins Holsey

Hopkins Holsey (* August 25, 1779 in Lynchburg, Virginia; † March 31, 1859 in Butler, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1835 and 1839 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Hopkins Holsey attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. After a subsequent study of law at the Litchfield Law School in Connecticut and his admission to the bar he began in Hamilton (Georgia ) to work in his new profession. In his new home Holsey held some local offices. For several years he represented the Hancock County in the House of Representatives from Georgia. He later moved into the Harris County.

Politically Holsey was a supporter of President Andrew Jackson, whose Democratic Party, he later joined. Following the resignation of Congressman James C. Terrell, he was at the due election for the sixth seat of Georgia as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 5 October 1835. After a re-election, he could remain until March 3, 1839 Congress.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Holsey moved to Athens, where he was active in the newspaper business. In 1852, he unsuccessfully sought his return to Congress. After he retired from the newspaper business and worked as a lawyer again. Hopkins Holsey died on March 31, 1859 at his estate " Brightwater " near the village Butler.