Edward Cooper (mayor)

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Edward Cooper (October 26, 1824 – February 25, 1905) was the 83rd Mayor of New York City from 1879 to 1880, serving as a Democrat. He was the only surviving son of industrialist Peter Cooper.[1][2]

Edward Cooper's business partner and brother-in-law, Abram S. Hewitt, also served as mayor of New York City (1887–1888). The terms of W.R. Grace and Franklin Edson separated them. Cooper was on the founding Board of Trustees of the Cooper Union, and also served as President of the school from 1883 to 1905.[3]

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  1. ^ Hughes, Thomas (1886). Life and Times of Peter Cooper. London: MACMILLAN AND CO. pp. 222–226. Retrieved 3 August 2012. "Our fifth child was my son Edward, who is still living." 
  2. ^ Anderson, Lincoln (July 27 – Aug 2, 2005). "Square suit cites ‘hallowed ground,’ theater in round and, um, squirrels". The Villager 75 (10) (New York, New York). "He noted that Peter Cooper recalled seeing a hanging there as a teenager, and that Mayor Edward Cooper, his son, recollected his father having witnessed the lynching at the current site of the fountain." 
  3. ^ "First Annual Report of the Trustees of Cooper Union" (January 1, 1860)
Political offices
Preceded by
Smith Ely, Jr.
Mayor of New York City
1879–1880
Succeeded by
William Russell Grace