Reading, Pennsylvania , United States
|| September 11, 1896
|Died||September 25, 1989
Aug 18, 2020 06:26pm
Socialist - Society of Friends -
|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.
Note: his last name was pronounced with a short vowel like that in "book" and not the long "oo" as in "Hoover". This pronunciation is maintained by his descendants, some of whom continue to live in the Reading, Pennsylvania area.
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