Mayor of Chicago, 1893-1895
- Democratic Party
- Elected 35th mayor of Chicago December 19, 1893; defeated Michael Britzius (Socialist), George Bell Swift (Republican) and Ebenezer Wakely (People’s Party)
- Inauguration: December 27, 1893
- Born October 29, 1858 in Buffalo, N.Y.
- In 1880, worked as a machinist with the Pullman Palace Car Co.
- Started the Arcade Trading Co. in 1888, which later became the Secord and Hopkins Co.
- Chicago’s first Irish Catholic mayor
- Held many positions in national Democratic party
- Never married
- Died of influenza October 13, 1918 in Chicago
- Buried in Calvary Cemetery, Chicago
- Grossman, James R., Ann Durkin Keating and Janice L. Reiff, editors. Encyclopedia of Chicago. University of Chicago Press, 2004.
- "Influenza Kills John P. Hopkins, Former Mayor." Chicago Daily Tribune, October 14, 1918, p. 13.
- "Thousands Pay Last Tribute to John P. Hopkins." Chicago Daily Tribune, October 17, 1918, p. 5.