09/11/1896 - 09/25/1989

HOOPES, Darlington, a Representative from Berks County; born in Harford County, Md., September 11, 1896; graduated, The George School, 1913; attended, University of Wisconsin School of Agriculture; correspondence courses, People’s College, Kansas; attorney (1921-1927); executive secretary and treasurer of Socialist Party of Pennsylvania; assistant city solicitor, Reading (1928-1932); elected, solicitor, Reading (1936-1940); elected as a Socialist to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1930, 1932 and 1934; unsuccessful campaigns for reelection to the House (1936, 1938, 1940, 1942, 1944); unsuccessful Socialist Party campaign, Vice-President of the United States (1944), Pennsylvania State Senate (1950), United States Congress (1952) and President of the United States (1952, 1956); director, Eastern Cooperatives, Inc. (1947-1951); died, September 25, 1989 in Sinking Spring, Berks County, Pennsylvania; interred, Maindencreek Friends Meeting Burial Ground, Maidencreek Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Archival Collections

Darlington Hoopes Papers, 1887-1964, Special Collections Library, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania.

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