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Hopkins, Richard Joseph
Born April 4, 1873, in Jefferson City, MO
Died August 28, 1943

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
Nominated by Herbert Hoover on October 17, 1929, to a seat vacated by George T. McDermott. Confirmed by the Senate on December 19, 1929, and received commission on December 19, 1929. Service terminated on August 28, 1943, due to death.

Education:
Northwestern University School of Law, LL.B., 1901

Professional Career:
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1901-1906
Private practice, Garden City, Kansas, 1906-1913
State representative, Kansas, 1909
Lieutenant governor, Kansas, 1911-1912
City attorney, Garden City, Kansas, 1913-1918
Attorney general, State of Kansas, 1919-1923
Associate justice, Kansas Supreme Court, 1923-1929
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