Hopkinson, Joseph, 1770-1842

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1770-11-12
Death 1842-01-15

Biographical notes:

Attorney, U.S. senator.

From the description of Letter, 1818 Nov. 17, to Daniel Webster. (New Hampshire Newsp Project). WorldCat record id: 78356878

Pennsylvania congressman and jurist.

From the description of ALS : to John Nicholson, 1794 Oct. 16. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122475381

From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to Richard Rush, 1817 Mar. 25. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122489380

From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to Henry Baldwin, 1841 Dec. 9. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122591714

Joseph Hopkinson (1770-1842), wrote the song "Hail Columbia."

From the description of Letter: to his daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Keating /by Joseph Hopkinson, 1825 Jun 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702130367

Congressman, jurist, author.

From the description of Letters of Joseph Hopkinson [manuscript], 1798-1834. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812336

Joseph Hopkinson, the son of Francis Hopkinson (1737-1791) and Ann Borden, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on November 12, 1770. Hopkinson graduated from the College of Philadelphia (now the University of Pennsylvania) in 1786. Following his admittance to the bar in 1791, he briefly practiced law in Easton before returning to Philadelphia, where he participated in several high-profile trials. Hopkinson was elected as a Federalist to the United States House of Representatives between 1815 and 1819, and practiced law in Bordentown, New Jersey, between 1820 and 1822, during which time he served as a member of the New Jersey General Assembly. In 1828, he was appointed a federal judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, a position he held until his death in Philadelphia on January 15, 1842. He and his wife, Emily Mifflin, had nine children.

From the guide to the Joseph Hopkinson, Puerile Essays, Hopkinson, Joseph, Puerile Essays, 1787-1789, (William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan)

Judge and patron of the arts.

From the description of Letter, 1828 July 31, Philadelphia, to John Trumbull, New York. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 190871011

Congressman, jurist, author of "Hail Columbia."

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Philadelphia], to Nicholas Biddle of the Bank of the United States, 1826 Mar. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871055

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Subjects:

  • Manuscripts, American
  • Law--Study and teaching
  • Debt, imprisonment for
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • Luxury
  • Bankruptcy
  • Patriotic music--United States
  • Happiness--Early works to 1800
  • Astronomy--History--Early works to 1800
  • Lawyers--Correspondence
  • Business ethics
  • Learned institutions and societies--History--19th century
  • Debates and debating societies, etc
  • Real property
  • Parent and child

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Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.) (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)