Robert Wilmont Hopkins Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Robert Wilmot Hopkins, who has been postmaster of Albuquerque since August 15, 1901, was one of the first men to locate in the modern town. He was horn in 1848 in Lawrence County. Ohio, which enjoys the distinction of being the banner Republican county in that state. Arriving in Albuquerque in August. 1880, he was first employed as clerk by Moore, Bennett & Company, then by their successors, Putney & Frask, and finally by L. B. Putney, remaining with this house through its various changes for eleven years continuously. After serving one year as city clerk he became superintendent and general manager of the Crystal Ice Company, occupying that post for nine years, or until his appointment as postmaster by President McKinley. He first received a recess appointment, his nomination afterward being confirmed by the senate. In March, 1906, he was re-commissioned by President Roosevelt. Mr. Hopkins' interest in educational matters is exhibited by the fact that he has served continuously for nine years as president of the Albuquerque school board. He is unswerving in his devotion to the principles of the Republican Party. In Odd Fellowship and in the Ancient Order of United Workmen he has passed all the chairs in the local lodges and has represented both in the grand lodges.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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