Roy M. Hopkins

Roy M. Hopkins DEMDemocrat

American politician

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Roy M. HopkinsDEMDemocrat American politician
63
Age at Death1943-2006
27
Years of Experience
LAResidence (state)

Roy McArthur Hopkins, known as Hoppy Hopkins (June 10, 1943 – November 23, 2006), was a Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 1 in northern Caddo Parish and two precincts in northern Bossier Parish from 1988 until his Thanksgiving Day death after a long illness of bone cancer. In 1966, Hopkins moved his family to Oil City (population 1,008 in the 2010 U.S. census) and made his living there as an automobile dealer. Previously, Hopkins, had been an alderman and mayor of Oil City. In 1979, he was elected to the Caddo Parish Police Jury, which became the Caddo Parish Commission in December 1984. Hopkins was elected by his colleagues as the first president of the Caddo Parish Commission. Two Republican commissioners, Tommy Gene Armstrong and Lloyd E. Lenard, served thereafter as the second and third presidents of the commission, respectively. Hopkins was born in the village of Murchison near Athens in Henderson County, Texas. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having been stationed in Germany during the Cold War.

Education3 - 3 of 1
Athens High School
Diploma
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Representative
Louisiana State House of Representatives
1987 - 2006
Caddo Parish Home Rule Charter Commission
1983
Caddo Parish Mayor
1976 - 1980
Caddo Parish City Council
1972 - 1976
United States Army
1961 - 1964
Experience
Auto Sales
Other Experience1 - 4 of 4
Experience
Caddo Community Action Agency
Experience
Council on Aging
Caddo Parish Committee
1980 - 1988
President
Caddo Parish Committee
1984 - 1987