Hooper, Samuel, 1808-1875Alternative names
Epithet: American economist
British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000789.0x0000ba
Massachusetts merchant and legislator.
From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to William Pitt Fessenden, 1864 Nov. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269523248
From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to William Pitt Fessenden, 64 Aug. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269523237
From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Washington?], to William Pitt Fessenden, [186?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269539451
Merchant and U.S. representative from Massachusetts.
From the description of Papers, 1829-1874. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 34576576
From the description of Samuel Hooper papers, 1829-1874 (1846-1874). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983349
Samuel Hooper (1808-1875) was an American politician who served as a U.S. Representative from 1861-1875.
Samuel Hooper was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts on February 3, 1808. In 1832 Hooper married Anne Sturgis whose father owned a shipping firm. Hooper worked at his father-in-law's firm as a junior partner, gradually expanding his interests, eventually shifting into the iron business. In 1850, he was elected to the State House of Representatives. Hooper served as a representative from 1851-1853. He attended the Republican National Convention in 1860 as a delegate from Massachusetts. Hooper was elected to fill the vacancy left by William Appleton in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1861 and continued to hold a position in Congress from 1861 to 1875. While in Congress, Hooper was a chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, and served on the Committee on Banking and Currency and the Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures at various points. Hooper's daughter, Alice Mason Hooper, married Charles Sumner in 1866, making Hooper Sumner's father-in-law; however, the marriage was short-lived. Hooper died on February 14, 1875 while still in office.
From the guide to the Samuel Hooper Collection, 1856-1874, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)
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