Governor Ben Walter Hooper

Governor Ben Walter Hooper (HM15YO)

Location: Newport, TN 37821 Cocke County
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N 35° 56.809', W 83° 12.265'

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Born in Newport on October 13, 1870, Hooper was a successful Cocke County attorney.He was elected governor and served two terms, 1911-15. His election is attributed to the influence of fusion, the coalition of the prohibition factions of both major political parties. He later served as chairman of the U.S. Railroad Labor Board, 1921-26. Governor Hooper died on April 18, 1957 and is buried in the Union Cemetery.
HM NumberHM15YO
Marker Number1C 57
Placed ByTennessee Historical commission
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 9:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 301172 N 3980295
Decimal Degrees35.94681667, -83.20441667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 56.809', W 83° 12.265'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 56' 48.54" N, 83° 12' 15.90" W
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Area Code(s)423, 865
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1004 Cosby Hwy, Newport TN 37821, US
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