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John Henry Hopkins, Jr.

HOPKINS, John Henry, Jr. b. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 28 October 1820; d. Hudson, New York, 14 August 1891. The son of John Henry Hopkins (1792-1868), an Episcopal Church priest who became the first bishop of Vermont, he was educated at the University of Vermont (AB, 1839, MA, 1845). He moved to New York City to work as a reporter, intending to prepare for a law career, but changed his mind and entered the General Theological Seminary in New York (BD, 1850). He became the first instructor of church music at the General Theological Seminary (1855-57), and edited the Church Journal (1853-68). Ordained in 1872, he served as rector of Trinity Church in Plattsburg, New York (1872-76), and of...

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