Charles Merian Cooper

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Charles Merian Cooper

Charles Merian Cooper (January 16, 1856 – November 14, 1923) was a U.S. Representative from Florida.

Born in Athens, Georgia, Cooper moved with his parents to Florida in 1864. He pursued academic studies at Gainesville Academy. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1877 and commenced practice in St. Augustine, Florida. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1880. He served in the State senate in 1884, and as the Florida Attorney General from 1885-1889. He was appointed in 1889 one of the three commissioners to revise the statutes of the State.

Cooper was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1897). He was not a candidate for renomination. He resumed the practice of law in Jacksonville, Florida, until his death there November 14, 1923. He was interred in St. Mary's Cemetery.


Legal offices
Preceded by
George P. Raney
Attorney General of Florida
Succeeded by
William Bailey Lamar
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert Bullock
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Robert Wyche Davis

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.