Samuel B. Cooper

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Samuel Bronson Cooper
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Samuel Bronson Cooper
Member of the Board of General Appraisers
In office
May 26, 1910 – August 21, 1918
Appointed by William Howard Taft
Preceded by Marion De Vries
Succeeded by George Emery Weller
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1909
Preceded by Moses L. Broocks
Succeeded by Martin Dies, Sr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1905
Preceded by John B. Long
Succeeded by Moses L. Broocks
Personal details
Born (1850-05-30)May 30, 1850
Caldwell County, Kentucky
Died August 21, 1918(1918-08-21) (aged 68)
New York City
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Read law
Profession Politician

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

Biography[edit]

Cooper was born near Eddyville, in Caldwell County, Kentucky. He moved with his parents to Texas the same year and located in Woodville. He attended the common schools, and read law. He was admitted to the bar in 1871 and commenced practice in Woodville in January 1872. Cooper served as the prosecuting attorney of Tyler County from 1876 to 1880, and served as member of the State senate from 1880 to 1884. He was appointed collector of internal revenue for the first district of Texas by President Cleveland in 1885 and served until 1888. Cooper was an unsuccessful candidate for district judge in 1888.[1][2]

Congressional Service[edit]

Cooper was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1905), from the Texas's 2nd congressional district. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Fifty-ninth Congress. Cooper was again elected to the Sixtieth Congress (March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1909), but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Sixty-first Congress.[3]

Federal Judicial Service[edit]

On May 16, 1910, President Taft nominated Cooper to serve as a Member of the Board of General Appraisers, to the seat vacated by Marion De Vries. He was confirmed by the Senate on May 24, 1910 and received his commission on May 26, 1910. He served on the board until his death and was succeeded by Judge George Emery Weller.[4]

Death[edit]

Cooper died in New York City on August 21, 1918, and was interred in Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, Texas.[5][6]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.