Jere COOPER, Congress, TN (1893-1957)

COOPER Jere , a Representative from Tennessee; born on a farm near Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tenn., July 20, 1893; attended the public schools; was graduated from the law department of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., in 1914; was admitted to the bar in 1915 and commenced practice in Dyersburg, Tenn.; in 1917 enlisted in the Second Tennessee Infantry, National Guard and was commissioned a first lieutenant; transferred with his company to Company K, One Hundred and Nineteenth Infantry, Thirtieth Division, and served in France and Belgium; on July 9, 1918, promoted to captain and served as regimental adjutant until discharged from the U.S. Army on April 2, 1919; after the war resumed the practice of law in Dyersburg, Tenn.; member of city council and city attorney 1920-1928; elected State commander of the American Legion of Tennessee in 1921; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-first and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1929, until his death in Bethesda, Md., December 18, 1957; chairman, Committee on Ways and Means (Eighty-fourth and Eighty-fifth Congresses), Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation (Eighty-fourth and Eighty-fifth Congresses); interment in Fairview Cemetery, Dyersburg, Tenn.

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

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