George M. Hopkins
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Date: 7/19/2008 at 11:05:15
Representative from Guthrie county, Iowa, was born October 16, 1866, in the same county which he represents in the legislature. He attended district school during the summer and winter until he was eleven years of age, after which he attended rural school three months in the winter. At seventeen he attended one year at the Guthrie county high school. He taught three terms of rural school and attended business college at Shenandoah, Iowa. After teaching a short time he took a normal course at Valparaiso, Indiana. After finishing this course, he was elected principal of the village schools at Bassett, Nebraska, in which position he served for seven years. During this time he took a homestead near the town of Bassett. He was married in 1894 to Anna Laura Green of Kirkwood, Nebraska. They have two daughters and three sons. In 1899 he was elected county superintendent of Rock county, Nebraska, serving four terms. He has always taken an active part in politics and welfare work of his community. He was elected representative in 1926. A republican.
Source: Iowa Official Register 1927-1928; Biographies of State Representatives; pg. 246
Submitted by: Sharyl Ferrall
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