Madison Cooper

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Madison Alexander Cooper, Jr., (June 3, 1894 - September 28, 1956) was an American businessman and philanthropist from Waco, Texas, and is best remembered for his long novel Sironia, Texas[citation needed] (1952), which made publishing history at that time as the longest novel in English originally published in book form, at an estimated 1.1 million words.[citation needed]

Cooper graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in English, and served as a lieutenant and captain for the U.S. Army in World War I.

Cooper wrote one additional novel, The Haunted Hacienda (1955), which did not fare as well as Sironia, Texas. He also wrote book reviews for the Dallas Morning News.

Waco's municipal airport is named in Cooper's honor.[citation needed]

Madison Cooper House 1801 Austin Avenue Waco, Texas

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