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Samuel Bronson Cooper (May 30, 1850 - August 21, 1918) was a U.S. Representative from Texasmarker.

  • Born near Eddyville, Kentuckymarker, Cooper moved with his parents to Texas the same year and located in Woodville, Tyler County.
  • He attended the common schools.
  • He studied law.
  • He was admitted to the bar in 1871 and commenced practice in Woodville in January 1872.
  • He served as prosecuting attorney of Tyler County 1876-1880.
  • He served as member of the State senate 1880-1884.
  • He was appointed collector of internal revenue for the first district of Texas by President Cleveland in 1885 and served until 1888.
  • He was an unsuccessful candidate for district judge in 1888.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Fifty-ninth Congress.

  • Cooper was again elected to the Sixtieth Congress (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1909).
  • He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Sixty-first Congress.
  • He was appointed a member of the United States Board of General Appraisers at the port of New York City by President Taft in 1910.
  • He died in New York City August 21, 1918.
  • He was interred in Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, Texasmarker.


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