Richard Joseph Hopkins

Personal

Birthday: 
4/4/1873
Birthplace: 
Jefferson City, MO
Date of Death: 
8/28/1943
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1901-1906
Private practice, Garden City, Kansas, 1906-1913
State representative, Kansas, 1909
Lieutenant governor, Kansas, 1911-1912
City attorney, Garden City, Kansas, 1913-1918
Attorney general, State of Kansas, 1919-1923
Associate justice, Kansas Supreme Court, 1923-1929

Education

Name of School: 

Northwestern University School of Law

At Northwestern Law we go beyond teaching the basics of legal reasoning to enable our students to make sound and ethical judgements, understand and improve the delivery of justice, and respond to the changing contexts in which law and legal institutions operate. Accordingly, the overarching goal of our curricular plan is to empower our graduates to adapt to and master the challenges of the changing world better than those of any other law school.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1901

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Kansas
Court Name: 

Kansas District Court

President Nominating: 
Herbert Hoover
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
12/19/1929
Termination Date: 
8/28/1943
Termination Reason: 
Death
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