William Raworth Cooper

William Raworth Cooper ( * February 20, 1793 in Bridgeport, Gloucester County, New Jersey, † September 22, 1856 ) was an American politician. Between 1839 and 1841 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Cooper attended the common schools and worked in agriculture. He became a member of the Democratic Party. As a result, he was elected to the New Jersey General Assembly.

In the congressional elections of 1838, Cooper was the second seat from New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John Bancker Aycrigg on March 4, 1839. Until March 3, 1841, he was able to complete a term in Congress. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Cooper moved back out of politics. He was active in the years to turn in farming and died on September 22, 1856 near his home town of Bridgeport.