Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. WAde L. HOpping (August 12, 1931 - August 11, 2009) was a justice of the Florida Supreme Court from 1968 to 1969. APpointed by Governor Claude Kirk at the age of 37, Wade was the youngest justice to be appointed to the Court. HE was defeated in a retention election for the seat the following year.BOrn in Dayton, Ohio, Hopping received a B.A. In Political Science from Ohio State University in 1953, and an L.L.B./J.D. From that university''s Moritz College of Law in 1955. HE entered private practice in Columbus, Ohio, then moved to Florida in 1958 to serve as a law clerk for Florida Supreme Court justice T. FRank Hobson. AFter a brief return to private practice in Palm Beach, Florida from 1960-1961, Hopping again clerked on the Florida Supreme Court, this time for Chief Justice Glenn Terrell, from 1962 to 1964. HOpping became a legislative assistant to Governor Kirk in 1967, leading to Kirk''s appointment of Hopping to the Florida Supreme Court the following year.