HOPWOOD, Robert Freeman, (1856 - 1940)


HOPWOOD, Robert Freeman, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa., July 24, 1856; attended public schools; studied under private teachers; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1879 and commenced practice in Uniontown; chairman of the Republican county committee; attorney for Uniontown Borough 1881-1891; solicitor of Fayette County 1894-1912; president of the Uniontown Hospital 1905-1920; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1917); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916 to the Sixty-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Uniontown; died at his winter home in St. Petersburg, Fla., on March 1, 1940; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.