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Joseph Hopkinson (1770–1842)

Hopkinson, Joseph. An American jurist, son of Francis; born at Philadelphia, Nov. 12, 1770; died there, Jan. 15, 1842. He was one of the ablest lawyers of his day. He wrote the famous patriotic song, ‘Hail Columbia’ (1798), for the benefit of an actor, calling it at first the ‘President’s March.’