Samuel B. Cooper

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Samuel Bronson Cooper
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Member of the Board of General Appraisers
In office
May 26, 1910 – August 21, 1918
Appointed byWilliam Howard Taft
Preceded byMarion De Vries
Succeeded byGeorge Emery Weller
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1909
Preceded byMoses L. Broocks
Succeeded byMartin Dies Sr.
In office
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1905
Preceded byJohn B. Long
Succeeded byMoses L. Broocks
Member of the Texas Senate
In office
1881-1885
Personal details
Born
Samuel Bronson Cooper

(1850-05-30)May 30, 1850
Caldwell County, Kentucky
DiedAugust 21, 1918(1918-08-21) (aged 68)
New York City, New York
Resting placeMagnolia Cemetery
Beaumont, Texas
Political partyDemocratic
Educationread law

Samuel Bronson Cooper (May 30, 1850 – August 21, 1918) was a United States Representative from Texas and a Member of the Board of General Appraisers.

Education and career[edit]

Born on May 30, 1850, near Eddyville in Caldwell County, Kentucky,[1] Cooper moved to Texas with his family the same year and located in Woodville, Tyler County, Texas and attended the common schools.[1] Cooper read law and was admitted to the bar in 1871.[2] He entered private practice in Woodville from 1872 to 1885.[2] He was prosecutor for Tyler County from 1876 to 1880.[2] He was a member of the Texas Senate from 1881 to 1885.[2] He was appointed the Collector of Internal Revenue for the First District of Texas in Galveston by President Grover Cleveland, serving from 1885 to 1888.[2] He was an unsuccessful candidate for Texas district judge in 1888.[1]

Congressional service[edit]

Cooper was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives of the 53rd United States Congress and to the five succeeding Congresses, serving from March 4, 1893, to March 3, 1905.[1] He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the 59th United States Congress.[1] He was again elected to the 60th United States Congress and served from March 4, 1907, to March 3, 1909.[1] He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the 61st United States Congress.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Cooper was nominated by President William Howard Taft on May 16, 1910, to a seat on the Board of General Appraisers vacated by Marion De Vries.[2] He was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 24, 1910, and received his commission on May 26, 1910.[2] His service terminated on August 21, 1918, due to his death in New York City, New York.[2] He was succeeded by George Emery Weller.[2] He was interred in Magnolia Cemetery in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas.[1]

Family[edit]

Willie C. Cooper

Cooper's daughter, Willie C. Cooper, was born in Woodville. At the age of sixteen she was graduated from the Texas Female College with first honors.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h United States Congress. "Samuel B. Cooper (id: C000761)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Board of General Appraisers: Cooper, Samuel Bronson - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
  3. ^ Hinman, Ida (1895). The Washington Sketch Book.

Sources[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John B. Long
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 2nd congressional district

1893–1905
Succeeded by
Moses L. Broocks
Preceded by
Moses L. Broocks
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 2nd congressional district

1907–1909
Succeeded by
Martin Dies Sr.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Marion De Vries
Member of the Board of General Appraisers
1910–1918
Succeeded by
George Emery Weller