George W. Cooper

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George William Cooper
George William Cooper
George William Cooper photographed by C. M. Bell Studio
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1895
Preceded byCourtland C. Matson
Succeeded byJesse Overstreet
Personal details
Born(1851-05-21)May 21, 1851
Columbus, Indiana, U.S.
DiedNovember 27, 1899(1899-11-27) (aged 48)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Resting placeGarland Brook Cemetery, Columbus, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic

George William Cooper (May 21, 1851 – November 27, 1899) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.


Born near Columbus, Indiana, Cooper attended the country schools, and was graduated in the academic and law courses from the Indiana University at Bloomington in 1872.


He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Columbus, Indiana.

He served as prosecuting attorney of Columbus in 1872.

He served as mayor of Columbus in 1877, and was the city attorney of Columbus from 1879 to 1883.

Cooper was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first, Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1895). He served as chairman of the Committee on Irrigation of Arid Lands in the Fifty-third Congress.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress.

He resumed the practice of law in Columbus, Indiana.

Personal and death[edit]

He was the father of Kent Cooper of the Associated Press.[citation needed]

He died in Chicago, Illinois on November 27, 1899. He was interred in Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus, Indiana.


  • United States Congress. "George W. Cooper (id: C000750)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Courtland C. Matson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
Jesse Overstreet