Sir Richard Cooper, 2nd Baronet

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Sir Richard Ashmole Cooper, 2nd Baronet (11 August 1874 – 5 March 1946) was a British politician and a member of the Cooper Baronets, of Shenstone Court.


Cooper was educated at Clifton College, and succeeded to the baronetcy in 1913. He was Chairman of the chemical manufacturing firm Cooper, McDougall & Robertson.

He served in the Staffordshire Yeomanry (Queen's Own Royal Regiment), where he was appointed a lieutenant 26 March 1902.[1]

He was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Walsall in January 1910 general election, a seat he would hold until 1922. He founded the National Party with Sir Henry Page Croft in 1917 but stood at the 1918 election as an Independent Conservative. He was prominent, along with Croft, in the campaign against the Prime Minister David Lloyd George in July 1922 for selling honours.


Cooper married Alice Priestland in 1900.


  1. ^ "no. 27419". The London Gazette. 25 March 1902. p. 2081. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Edward Marten Dunne
Member of Parliament for Walsall
Jan. 19101922
Succeeded by
Pat Collins
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Richard Cooper
(of Shenstone Court)
Succeeded by
William Cooper