Arthur Francis Hopkins

Virginia native Arthur Francis Hopkins (1794-1865), an attorney, settled in Alabama in 1816. He served as a delegate for Lawrence County at Alabama's first constitutional convention in Huntsville in 1819 and represented Lawrence County and later Madison County in the Alabama Senate. In 1836, he was elected as an associate justice of the Alabama Supreme Court and chief justice the following year, succeeding Henry Hitchcock. After serving on the court, he established a law practice in Mobile and prior to his death served as the president of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad.

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