William Hooper DOI

William Hooper was the first born of five children in Boston Massachusetts on 17 June 1742 He would follows in his fathers footsteps and became an Episcopalian minister. He was schooled in Boston Latin School and in 1757 he entered Harvard University and opted for a career as a lawyer. He moved to North Caroline in 1764 and became a circuit court lawyer. He married Anne Clark and had three cildren by her. In 1769 he was appointed Deputy Attorney General of North Carolina. He was elected to the North Carolina General Assembly in 1773. In 1774. He was appointed to the First Continental Congress. In 1777 he resigned from Congress returning to his law practice.  William was a Freemason, Member of Hanover Lodge in Masonborough, N.C.


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