HOOPER, Benjamin Stephen, (1835 - 1898)

HOOPER, Benjamin Stephen, a Representative from Virginia; born near Buckingham, Buckingham County, Va., March 6, 1835; attended the common schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits and the manufacture of tobacco; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; elected as a Readjuster to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); resumed mercantile pursuits at Farmville, Va.; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1888; died in Farmville, Prince Edward County, Va., on January 17, 1898; interment in the Farmville Cemetery.