Birth Place: Flemington, NJ
Died: November 27, 1964
Judge Topkins was born in 1906. He lived in Flemington, New Jersey. He graduated from Lafayette College in 1926 with a B.S. degree. He graduated from the Dickinson Law School in 1929 and was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1930.
He opened a law office in Flemington in 1930. He was chairman of the Hunterdon County Democratic Committee from 1950 to 1955. He had served as attorney for several municipalities in the county, and was law librarian for Hunterdon County for more than 20 years. He was appointed a Referee in Bankruptcy for the District of New Jersey.
Judge Topkins was married to Sarah Busch Topkins and had one son, Elliot.