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H00PER, William Henry, merchant, born in Cambridge, Dorchester County, Maryland, 25 December, 1813. He received a common school education, and for several years was a merchant on the eastern shore of Maryland. He emigrated to Illinois in 1835, and until 1849 he engaged in mercantile pursuits on the Mississippi. In 1850 he removed to Utah, where he was a member of the legislature, and acting secretary of the territory. He was a delegate to congress from 1859 till 1861, and was elected United States senator from Utah under the proposed state organization of "Deseret" in 1862. He again was a delegate to congress in 1865. and served until 1873, after which he engaged in mercantile pursuits in Salt Lake City.
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