George W. Cooper
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Born near Columbus, Indiana, Cooper attended the country schools, and was graduated in the academic and law courses from the Indiana University at Bloomington in 1872. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Columbus, Indiana. He served as prosecuting attorney of Columbus in 1872. He served as mayor of Columbus in 1877. City attorney of Columbus 1879-1883.
Cooper was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first, Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1895). He served as chairman of the Committee on Irrigation of Arid Lands (Fifty-third Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Columbus, Indiana. He died in Chicago, Illinois, November 27, 1899. He was interred in Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus, Indiana.
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