Richard M. Cooper

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Richard Matlack Cooper (February 29, 1768 – March 10, 1843) was a Representative from New Jersey.

He completed a preparatory course of studies; was engaged in banking; was a coroner 1795–1799; judge and justice of Gloucester County courts 1803–1823; a member of the State general assembly 1807–1810; president of the State Bank of New Jersey at Camden 1813–1842; elected as an Anti- Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1829 – March 4, 1833); declined to be a candidate for reelection; died in Camden, New Jersey, March 10, 1843. He is interred in the Newton Burying Ground.


  • United States Congress. "Richard M. Cooper (id: C000760)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas Sinnickson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's at-large congressional district

Succeeded by
Samuel Fowler