Myers Y. Cooper

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Myers Y. Cooper
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51st Governor of Ohio
In office
January 14, 1929 – January 12, 1931
LieutenantJohn T. Brown
Preceded byA. Victor Donahey
Succeeded byGeorge White
Personal details
Born(1873-11-25)November 25, 1873
St. Louisville, Ohio
DiedDecember 6, 1958(1958-12-06) (aged 85)
Hyde Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Resting placeSpring Grove Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Martha Kinney
Alma materNational Normal University

Myers Young Cooper (November 25, 1873 – December 6, 1958) was a Republican politician from Ohio. Cooper was the 51st Governor of Ohio.

Born In St. Louisville, Ohio, the youngest of eleven children, Cooper had a public school education, and attended the National Normal University in Lebanon, Ohio for three years. In 1893, at age 20, he joined his brothers in Cincinnati in a large real-estate and homebuilding business. On December 15, 1897, he married Martha Kinney of Newport, Kentucky. His business interests also included lumber, building supplies and banking.[1] After losing in 1926, he won election to the governorship in 1928, serving from 1929 to 1931. He was again nominated in 1930, but lost to George White.[2]

His former home is now the grounds for Clark Montessori High School.


  1. ^ Goss, Charles Frederic (1912). Cincinnati, the Queen City, 1788-1912. 4. Cincinnati: S J Clarke Publishing Company. pp. 466–469.
  2. ^ Fess, Simeon D., ed. (1937). Ohio, A four volume reference library on the History of a Great State. 4. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company. p. 434. OCLC 418516.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Harry L. Davis
Republican Party nominee for Governor of Ohio
1926, 1928, 1930
Succeeded by
David S. Ingalls