Henry Cooper

Henry Cooper

Birth
Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee, USA
Death 4 Feb 1884 (aged 56)
Tierra Blanca, Guadalupe y Calvo Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
Burial Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 8199093 · View Source
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US Senator. He graduated from Jackson College Tennessee, in 1847, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1850 and commenced to practice law in Shelbyville, Tennessee. He was a member of the Tennessee State House of Representatives, and judge of the seventh judicial circuit of Tennessee. He also was a professor in the law school at Lebanon, Tennessee, and a member of the Tennessee State Senate. In 1871, he was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate, serving until 1877. Not seeking another term, he engaged in mining in Mexico and was murdered there at age 56 by bandits.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Tim Crutchfield
  • Added: 21 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8199093
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Cooper (22 Aug 1827–4 Feb 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8199093, citing Old City Cemetery, Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .