Hopkinson, Joseph, 1770–1842, American jurist, b. Philadelphia son of Francis Hopkinson. A successful lawyer, he helped to defend (1804) Justice Samuel Chase in impeachment proceedings and was associated with Daniel Webster in the Dartmouth College Case he was also a Federalist Congressman (1815–19) and a federal judge. He is mainly remembered as the author (1798) of the words of Hail, Columbia.
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