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John Tyler Cooper
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Birth: Mar. 26, 1844
Marietta
Cobb County
Georgia, USA
Death: Nov. 21, 1912
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA

Grave is not marked.

30th mayor of Atlanta, serving 1887-1889.
Son of Col. James Fairlie and Sarah Cooper.
Served Co E, 9th GA Batallion, CSA.
Practiced law, served as councilman and alderman.

[Note that following notice calls him James instead of John. Funeral notice published same day correctly calls him John.]

Atlanta Constitution, Nov 24 1912
During the funeral of James Tyler Cooper, who died Thursday night, all flags on city buildings were at half-mast as a last tribute to a former mayor and councilman. The order to this effect was issued by Judge John S. Candler, acting mayor, and was as follows:
City of Atlanta, Mayor's Office, Novemeber 22, 1912 - Whereas, the Hon. John Tyler Cooper, formerly member ofthe general council and ex-mayor of the city of Atlanta, passed away on Thursday, November 21, and whereas, in both capacities he rendered such distinguished services to this city and was always active and zealous in her interests, it is ordered that in honor and commumemoration of him, that the flags on the city hall and Auditorium-Armory be placed at half-mast on Saturday, November 23, and kept there until his funeral ceremonies are over.
John S. Candler, Mayor Pro Tem., Acting.


Boston Evening Transcript, June 7, 1897, p. 15

"Downfall of a Boss"
Atlanta's Leading Politcian Sentenced for Embezzlement
New York, June 8 - A World special from Atlanta says that John Tyler Cooper, formerly mayor of that city, was sentenced yesterday for embezzling public money to serve three months in the county jail and to pay a fine of $500. If the fine be not paid the sentence imposes upon him three months' penal service on the public works. An appeal will be taken to the Supreme Court of the State, and this will act as a temporary suspension of sentence. The condemned man had for twenty-five years been prominent in local politics, and since 1885 had practically "bossed" Atlanta. John Tyler Cooper was kin to President Tyler and James Fenimore Cooper, the novelist. He inherited a membership in the Order of the Cincinnati from Colonel Fairley of the Continental army. Descendants of this family are living in various parts of the New England States. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mary E Marks Cooper (1856 - 1894)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Frances Cooper (1880 - 1907)*
  Al Cooper (1882 - 1884)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Section 6 Block 56 Lot 3
 
Created by: L Ferree
Record added: Aug 06, 2013
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John Tyler Cooper
Added by: L Ferree
 
John Tyler Cooper
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