Henry Cooper (U.S. Senator)

Henry Cooper ( born April 22, 1827 in Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee, † February 4, 1884 in Tierra Blanca, Mexico ) was an American politician of the Democratic Party.

Henry Cooper received his education at the Dixon Academy, a private school in Shelbyville. Later he studied at the Jackson College in Jackson and graduated in 1847. Upon successful law degree, he was admitted to the bar in 1850.

The Democrat Cooper moved in 1853 for the first time in the House of Representatives from Tennessee and remained there until 1855; another term of office in Nashville joined from 1857 to 1859. In politics he laid in the episode a pause after he had been appointed in April 1862 as a judge of the former 7th Judicial district of Tennessee. This office he resigned in January 1866 to move to Lebanon, where he worked at the Cumberland School of Law as a professor.

1867 Cooper returned to Nashville back, two years later, also in politics, as he was from 1869 to 1870 Member of the Senate of Tennessee. From the legislature of his home state, he was in 1870 elected to the U.S. Senate. After six years in office, he was not applied for the re-election and resigned on 3 March 1877 from the Senate.

Henry Cooper rose after the end of his political activity in the mining business in Mexico. In the town of Tierra Blanca, Chihuahua state, he was murdered on February 4, 1884 by bandits.

His brother Edmund Cooper was from 1866 to 1867 member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1867 to 1869 and Deputy U.S. Treasury Secretary.