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James Cooper

In office
March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1855
Preceded by Simon Cameron
Succeeded by William Bigler

Born May 8, 1810
Frederick County, Maryland
Died March 28, 1863
Columbus, Ohio
Political party Whig
Spouse(s) Jane Mary Miller Cooper
Alma mater Washington & Jefferson College
Profession Politician, Lawyer

James Cooper (May 8, 1810 – March 28, 1863) was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician, who served in the United States Congress.

General James Cooper

Cooper lived much of his life in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and was its Speaker for a year. He represented Pennsylvania in both the United States Senate and the U.S. House.

When the American Civil War started, Cooper raised a brigade of volunteers in Maryland and campaigned as its commander and a brigadier general in 1861 and 1862. In poor health, he was assigned as commandant of Camp Chase near Columbus, Ohio, where he died in 1863.

He is buried in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, near his birthplace in Frederick, Maryland.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Daniel Sheffer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district

March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843
Succeeded by
Almon H. Read
United States Senate
Preceded by
Simon Cameron
United States Senator (Class 3) from Pennsylvania
March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1855
Served alongside: Daniel Sturgeon and Richard Brodhead
Succeeded by
William Bigler


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