Hooper, William (1742–1790), a Revolutionary War patriot and signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was born in Boston and graduated from Harvard College. Hooper studied law under James Otis, and settled in North Carolina. After his election to the colonial Assembly in 1773 he was an active opponent of British policies. He was a member of the Continental Congress, 1774–77.
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Henry, Patrick (1736-1799), a United States orator and statesman. He was one of the first American patriots to speak out against taxation by Britain.