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Biography

JOSEPH LAWRENCE HOOPER was born in Cleveland, Ohio, December 22, 1877; moved with his parents to Wellsville, Columbiana County, Ohio, in 1883 and to Battle Creek, Mich., in 1891; attended the graded and high schools; studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1899, and commenced practice in Battle Creek; circuit court commissioner of Calhoun County 1901-3; prosecuting attorney of Calhoun County 1903–7; city attorney of Battle Creek 1916-18; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Arthur B. Williams; reelected to the Seventieth, Seventy-first, Seventy-second, and Seventy-third Congresses, and served from August 18, 1925, until his death, in Washington, D.C., February 22, 1934; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Mich.

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