Cooper Snyder

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Cooper Snyder
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 14th district
In office
April 3, 1979-March 30, 1996
Preceded by Bill Mussey
Succeeded by Doug White
Personal details
Political party Republican

Cooper Snyder is a Republican politician who formerly served in the Ohio Senate. When Bill Mussey resigned from the Senate in 1979 to take a spot on the Ohio Industrial Commission, Snyder was appointed to his seat. He was elected to his own full term a year later, in 1980. He won reelection to a second term in 1984.[1]

In 1988, Snyder initially sought to run for the United States House of Representatives, but instead remained in the Senate, winning a third term.[2] He won a fourth term in the Senate in 1992. By 1994, Snyder again sought to run for the United States Congress for a seat held by first-term Congressman Ted Strickland.[3] But in a crowded Republican primary, Snyder lost the nomination to Frank Cremeans, who won the election.

With his Congressional defeat, Snyder returned to the Senate. By 1996, Snyder announced that he would retire, citing term limits as the reason. In an effort to give a successor a head start, Snyder resigned early from the seat, and was replaced by Doug White, who served as Senate President later in his term.[4] He served as Chairman of the Ohio Community School Network, until retiring in the early 2000s.


  1. ^ "Snyder, Houser squaring off". Daily Times. 1984-10-24. Retrieved 2011-02-26. 
  2. ^ "Snyder scraps Congressional plans". The Portsmouth Times. 1988-01-11. Retrieved 2011-02-26. 
  3. ^ "Snyder to run for Congress". The Times Sentinel. 1994-02-06. Retrieved 2011-02-26. 
  4. ^ Abernathy, Gary (1996-04-03). "Snyder retires from Senate". Portsmouth Daily Times. Retrieved 2011-02-26.