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William Craig COOPER

(1832-1902)

COOPER, William Craig, a Representative from Ohio; born in Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio, on December 18, 1832; attended the public schools and Mount Vernon Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1852 and commenced practice in Mount Vernon, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Knox County 1859-1863; mayor of Mount Vernon 1862-1864; member of the State house of representatives 1872-1874; judge advocate general of Ohio 1879-1884; member and president of the board of education of Mount Vernon; elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth, Fiftieth, and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1891); was not a candidate for renomination in 1890; resumed the practice of law in Mount Vernon, Ohio, where he died on August 29, 1902; interment in Mound View Cemetery.

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

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