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Stephen Hopkins
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Stephen Hopkins
28th, 30th, 32nd, and 34th Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
In office
Preceded by William Greene
Succeeded by William Greene
In office
Preceded by William Greene
Succeeded by Samuel Ward
In office
Preceded by Samuel Ward
Succeeded by Samuel Ward
In office
Preceded by Samuel Ward
Succeeded by Josias Lyndon
3rd, 5th, and 17th Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court
In office
May 1751 – May 1755
Preceded by Joshua Babcock
Succeeded by Francis Willet
In office
August 1755 – May 1756
Preceded by Francis Willet
Succeeded by John Gardner
In office
June 1770 – October 1775
Preceded by James Helme
Succeeded by John Cooke
Personal details
Born March 7, 1707
Providence, Colony of Rhode Island
Died July 13, 1785 (aged 78)
Providence, State of Rhode Island
Spouse(s) (1) Sarah Scott
(2) Anne Smith
Relations Martha Hopkins Round (sister)
Esek Hopkins, brother
Occupation Surveyor, Politician, Chief Justice, Congressional Delegate, Governor
Known for signer of the United States Declaration of Independence

Stephen Hopkins (March 7, 1707 – July 13, 1785) was an American political leader from Rhode Island who signed the Declaration of Independence. He served as the Chief Justice and Governor of colonial Rhode Island and was a Delegate to the Colonial Congress in Albany in 1754 and to the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1776.

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