A rose to the memory of Harry Hopkins (1890-1946), one of the most important Iowans that few of us know about. The son of a harness maker was born in Sioux City and mostly grew up in Grinnell. Hopkins ran New Deal public relief programs during the Great Depression and became one of FDR's most trusted advisers. This is the 100th anniversary of Hopkins' graduation from Grinnell College, and the school marked the occasion with programs last week including a speech by Hopkins' granddaughter, June Hopkins, a professor of history at Armstrong Atlantic State Univeristy in Savannah, Ga. Harry reportedly wasn't a great student, but he certainly made his alma mater proud.
A rose to the memory of Harry Hopkins '12
Des Moines Register
Des Moines, Ia., United States
December 2, 2012
Person Mentioned:Grinnell College
Harry Hopkins '12
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