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Joseph Hopkinson

Biography of Joseph Hopkinson

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Hopkinson
  • First Name: Joseph
  • Date of Birth: November , 12 , 1770
  • Place of Birth (POB): Philadelphia , Pennsylvania (US-PA, PA, 42, Pa., Penn., Penna.)
  • Date of Death: January , 15 , 1842
  • Place of Death (POD): Philadelphia , Pennsylvania (US-PA, PA, 42, Pa., Penn., Penna.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Joseph Hopkinson Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: John Quincy Adams ( Jeffersonian Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 12/11/1828
  • Judicial Recess Appointment date: 10/23/1828
  • Seat vacated by: Peters , Richard
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 12/15/1828
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 02/23/1829
  • Commission Date: 02/23/1829
  • Date of Termination: 01/15/1842
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Joseph Hopkinson in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Pennsylvania
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1786

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1791

Joseph Hopkinson Career Path


  • Private practice, Philadelphia and Easton, Pennsylvania, 1791-1814
  • U.S. representative from Pennsylvania, 1815-1819
  • Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1819-1820, 1823-1828
  • Private practice, Bordentown, New Jersey, 1820-1823
  • State assemblyman, New Jersey, 1821-1822


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