Reading, Pennsylvania , United States
|| September 11, 1896
|Died||September 25, 1989
Feb 06, 2013 02:19am
|Info||DARLINGTON HOOPES died in 1989 at the age of 93. He was twice the Socialist candidate for the US presidency. He ran against Eisenhower and Stevenson, in a campaign which cost him only $150. He ran again in 1956. Born into a Quaker family in Harford County, Maryland, he studied agriculture at the University of Wisconsin and then turned to the law. His practice was in Reading, Pennsylvania, a socialist stronghold in the 1930s and 1940s. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1930 to 1936, introducing a successful child labour bill, and City Solicitor of Reading from 1936 to 1940. |
Pennsylvania representative on Socialist Party National Committee, 1934-1936, 1944-1946
National Chairman of the Socialist Party 1946-57 and 1960-68.
Date of birth speculative, though he was born in 1896.
An audio of a speech by Hoopes is found here: www.historychannel.com/speeches/archive/speech_128.html+darlington+hoopes&hl=en
New York Times 9/27/1989