HOOPER, Joseph Lawrence

1877–1934

Biography

HOOPER, Joseph Lawrence, a Representative from Michigan; born in Cleveland, Ohio, December 22, 1877; moved to Michigan with his parents, who settled in Battle Creek in 1891; attended the graded and high schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1899 and commenced practice in Battle Creek; circuit court commissioner of Calhoun County 1901-1903; prosecuting attorney of Calhoun County 1903-1907; city attorney of Battle Creek 1916-1918; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Arthur B. Williams; reelected to the Seventieth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from August 18, 1925, until his death in Washington, D.C., February 22, 1934; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Mich.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: In the Frank Dwight Fitzgerald Papers, 1928-1944, 28 linear feet and 4 oversize volumes. Correspondents include Joseph L. Hooper. A finding aid is available in the library.
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