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Near Newport in Cocke County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Governor Ben Walter Hooper

 
 
Governor Ben Walter Hooper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 10, 2009
1. Governor Ben Walter Hooper Marker
Inscription. Born in Newport on October 13, 1870, Hooper was a successful Cocke County attorney. He was elected governor and served two terms, 1911-15. His election is attributed to the influence of fusion, the coalition of the prohibition factions of both major political parties. He later served as chairman of the U.S. Railroad Labor Board, 1921-26. Governor Hooper died on April 18, 1957 and is buried in the Union Cemetery.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical commission. (Marker Number 1C 57.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 35° 56.809′ N, 83° 12.265′ W. Marker is near Newport, Tennessee, in Cocke County. Marker is on Crosby Hwy (U.S. 321). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport TN 37821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kiffin Yates Rockwell (approx. 1.7 miles away); The War Ford (approx. 1.8 miles away); Swinging Bridge (approx. 2 miles away); The Warford (approx. 2 miles away); The Cross (approx. 2 miles away); Jefferson County / Cocke County
Governor Ben Walter Hooper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, June 10, 2009
2. Governor Ben Walter Hooper Marker
(approx. 4.1 miles away); Whitson’s Fort (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Hanging of Peter Reece (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
 
Also see . . .  Ben Walter Hooper from The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. (Submitted on June 14, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,825 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on December 12, 2012, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 13, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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