Member Biography

Henry Cooper 


The Book of Prominent Pennsylvanians (Pittsburgh: Leader Publishing, 1913)

Sessions Office Position District Party
1911-1912       40 Republican
1913-1914       40 Republican

COUNTIES: Allegheny  


12/12/1848 - 06/09/1934

Henry Cooper (R40) Allegheny (Part) County 1911-1914

Early Life:

Henry Cooper, born December 12, 1848, Allegheny City, Pennsylvania; son of Doctor John F. and Sarah Johnson Cooper; educated, private, public schools; Duff’s College; engaged, machinist, farmer, oil and gas business; associated with Vandergrift Company, Beaver County, A.F. Allen Brown and Peter Grace, oil producers; Forest Oil Company; organized, Raccoon Oil Company, Beaver County; director, Belleview Realty, Savings and Trust Company; auditor, Beaver County, three years; councilman, Bellevue borough five years; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1911-1914; board of trustees, Homeopathic Medical and Surgical Dispensary, Pittsburgh, Chamber of Commerce, Americus Republican Club; married, Jennie Sarah Nevin, 1870, children, John Fawcett Cooper, Laura Helen Cooper, Roy C. Cooper, Jean Nevin Lawrence; died, June 9, 1934, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; interment, Union Dale Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Auditor, Beaver County, three years; member, councilman, Bellevue borough, five years. 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 40th district, Allegheny (Part) County, 1911-1914; committee assignments, Canals and Inland Navigation (Chairman), Education, New Counties and County Seats, Pensions and Gratuities, Public Health and Sanitation.


Cox, Harold "Senate Members "C"Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1914). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1091, 1097-1100, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1069.

The Book of Prominent Pennsylvanians (Pittsburgh: Leader Publishing, 1913)

Henry Cooper (1848-1934) - Find a Grave Memorial