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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1825

Vol. I

(Born Ct.)

William Penn Hopkins

(Ap'd Ct.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1821, to July 1, 1825, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1825.

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1825.

 p346  Served: at the Military Academy, 1825‑35, as Asst. Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, Oct. 1, 1826, to June 15, 1827, —

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Sep. 14, 1834)

and Acting Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, June 15, 1827, to Aug. 31, 1835; and on leave of absence, 1835‑36.

Resigned, Jun. 30, 1836.

Civil History. — Merchant, 1836‑43. Elected Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Jefferson College, La., 1837 (declined). Principal of Norfolk Academy, Va., 1843‑46. Adjunct Superintendent, and Professor of Natural Sciences, with the rank of Lieut.‑Colonel, of Western Military Institute, Georgetown, Ky., 1846‑49. President and Professor of Mathematics of Masonic University of Tennessee, William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Va., 1849‑50. Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy in the U. S. Naval Academy, at Annapolis, Md., Sep. 1, 1850, to Mar. 1, 1859. U. S. Consul at Jamaica, W. I., Mar. 1 to July 13, 1859. Degree of A. M. conferred by Yale College, Ct., 1833; and of LL. D., by Trinity College, Geneva, N. Y., 1853.

Died, July 13, 1859, at the Island of Jamaica, W. I.: Aged 57.

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