HOOPER, Joseph Lawrence, (1877 - 1934)


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.