HOPKINS, Nathan Thomas (1852-1927)

HOPKINS, NATHAN THOMAS, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Ashe County, N.C., October 27, 1852; moved to Pike County, Ky.; attended the common schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; ordained to the ministry in the Baptist Church in 1876 and actively engaged in ministerial work for half a century; county tax assessor of Floyd County, 1878-1890; member of the North Carolina state house of representatives, 1893-1894 and 1923-1924; successfully contested as a Republican the election of Joseph M. Kendall to the Fifty-fourth Congress (February 18, 1897-March 3, 1897); merchant, timberman, lumberman, farmer in Pike County, Ky.; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Fifty-seventh Congress in 1900; engaged in agricultural pursuits near Yeager, Pike County, Ky.; died in Pikesville, Ky., February 11, 1927; interment in Potter Cemetery, Yeager, Ky.