Born: 1803-10-28 Beaver, Pennsylvania
Died: 1878-06-27 Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Hampton moved with his parents to Trumbull County, Ohio, at a young age. He engaged in classical studies and graduated from Washington College (now Washington and Jefferson University), in 1827. He studied law in Uniontown, earned admittance to the bar in 1829, and started a practice in Somerset. Hampton moved to Pittsburgh in 1838 and continued his law practice. In 1846, he won election, as a Whig, to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving from 1847-1851. Hampton served as president judge of the Allegheny County District Court, from 1853-1873.
Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1961 (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1961), 1000; Gravestone, Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA.