William C. Cooper

William Craig Cooper ( born December 18, 1832 in Mount Vernon, Ohio; † August 29, 1902 ) was an American politician. Between 1885 and 1891 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Cooper attended the common schools and the Mount Vernon Academy. After a subsequent law degree in 1852 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Mount Vernon to work in this profession. Between 1859 and 1863 he was a prosecutor in Knox County. During the Civil War he was a colonel of an infantry regiment from Ohio, who was recruited only for 100 days. Between 1862 and 1864 Cooper officiated as mayor of his hometown of Mount Vernon. Politically, he was a member of the Republican Party. From 1872 to 1874 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio; 1879 to 1884 he held the office of Judge Advocate General of Ohio. He was a member and president of the Education Committee of Mount Vernon.

In the congressional elections of 1884 Cooper was in the ninth election district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the meantime resigned James Sidney Robinson on March 4, 1885. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1891 three legislative periods. In 1890 he gave up another candidacy. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Cooper practiced as a lawyer again. He died on August 29, 1902 in Mount Vernon, where he was also buried.