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Hopkins, William Rowland; lawyer; born, Johnstown, Pa., July 26, 1869; son of David J. and Mary Jeffreys Hopkins; educated, Western Reserve Academy, 1892, Adelbert College, Western Reserve University, 1896, A. B.; Law School, Western Reserve University, 1897, LL. B.; married Cleveland, June 11, 1903, Ellen Louise Cozad; member City Council, 1897-1899; active in promotion and construction of the Cleveland Short Line B. R., working out a system of rapid transit for Cleveland; director The Cleveland Short Line R. R. Co.; vice pres. and treas. the Belt & Terminal Realty Co.; pres. The Cleveland Underground B. R. Co., the Subway Realty Co., the Junction Realty Co., the Began Realty Co., The Hopkins Holding Co.; director the Deckman-Duty Brick Co.; pres. The Railway Contracting Co.; member American Economic Ass’n, American Political Economic Ass’n; member Delta Upsilon, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Phi. Fraternities; Mason, K. P.; member University, Willowick, Athletic Clubs, (Cleveland); City Club, New York; Asheville Club, Asheville, N. C.