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Jere Cooper (July 20, 1893–December 18, 1957) was a Democratic United States Representative from Tennessee.

Biography

Cooper was born on a farm near Dyersburg, Dyer County, Tennessee. He attended public schools and then was graduated from the Cumberland School of Law in Lebanon, Tennessee, in 1914, and was admitted to the bar in 1915 and commenced practice in Dyersburg, Tennessee, until U.S. entry into World War I. In 1917 he enlisted in the Second Tennessee Infantry, National Guard, and was commissioned a First Lieutenant. Later he was transferred, with his company, to Co K, 119th Infantry, Thirtieth Division, and served in France and Belgium.

On July 9, 1918, was promoted to Captain and served as regimental adjutant until discharged from the Army on April 2, 1919. After the war he resumed the practice of law in Dyersburg.

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