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Allen Foster COOPER

(1862-1917)

COOPER, Allen Foster, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Franklin Township, Fayette County, Pa., June 16, 1862; attended the public schools of his native township, and was graduated from the State normal school, California, Pa., in 1882; attended Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio, in 1883; taught school for six years; was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1888; was admitted to the bar December 4, 1888, and commenced practice in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa.; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1911); resumed business and the practice of law in Uniontown, Pa.; died in Uniontown April 20, 1917; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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