Mary Little Cooper

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Mary Little Cooper
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Assumed office
August 31, 2011
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
In office
March 2, 1992 – August 31, 2011
Appointed by George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Seat established by 104 Stat. 5089
Succeeded by Michael A. Shipp
Personal details
Born 1946 (age 71–72)
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Education Bryn Mawr College (A.B.)
Villanova University School of Law (J.D.)

Mary Little Cooper (born 1946) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Cooper received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Bryn Mawr College in 1968 and a Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law in 1972. She was in private practice in Newark, New Jersey from 1972 to 1984. She was a Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Banking in Trenton, New Jersey from 1984 to 1990, and was then vice-president and general counsel for Prudential Property and Casualty Insurance in Holmdel, New Jersey, from 1990 to 1992.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On July 26, 1991, Cooper was nominated by President George H. W. Bush to a new seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey created by 104 Stat. 5089. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 27, 1992, and received her commission on March 2, 1992. She assumed senior status on August 31, 2011. She was confirmed and served on the court until February 26, 1998, under the name of Mary Little Parell.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 104 Stat. 5089
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
1992–2011
Succeeded by
Michael A. Shipp