Vienna Historical Society
Preserving the History of Vienna and Mount Vernon, Maine

Thomas Snell Hopkins

                                                                                       Thomas Snell Hopkins
                                                                                              1845 - 1925

Thomas Snell Hopkins served in Company C, 16th Maine Infantry Regiment during the Civil War, and was severely wounded in the battle of Fredericksburg.  After the war he studied law at Columbia University.  He was the senior member of the law firm of Hopkins & Hopkins, which bore a world-wide reputation as skillful representatives of foreign governments in all sorts of negotiations at Washington.  Among their clients were Pancho Villa, Francisco Madero, Venustiano Carranza, Adolfo de la Huerta, and the republics of Georgia and Azerbaijan in their attempt to gain independence from Soviet Russia.  Hopkins was a descendant of Mayflower passenger Stephen Hopkins, was Judge Advocate General of the National G.A.R. 1910, 1920; and Inspector General of the National G.A.R. 1918.  He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.


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