The Road to Civil War

William H. Hooper

"(December 25, 1813 -- December 30, 1882) William Henry Hooper was a(n) merchant, secretary, public servant, superintendent of a cooperative mercantile institution, president of a national bank, and an American politician. Hooper was born in Cambridge, Dorchester County, Maryland and moved to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1850. Hooper was secretary of the Territory (1857 and 1858), member of the State senate (1862), superintendent (1873-1877) and president (1877 - 1882) of Cooperative Mercantile Institution, and president of the Deseret National Bank, Salt Lake City from 1872 to his death in 1882. William was elected as a Democrat to the 36th, 39th, 40th, 41st, and 42nd Congresses (March 4, 1859 - March 3, 1861 and March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1873), was not reelected in 1872 or in 1860. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at]"

Member of Utah Territory Delegation - The Road to Civil War [this display], Utah Territory Delegation - The Civil Rights Act of 1875 , Territory of Utah - United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866 , Utah Territory Delegation - United States Fifteenth Amendment .

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