★  Cooper, James

James Cooper

Born: May 8, 1810
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Birthplace: Frederick County, Maryland

Father: James Cooper 1764 – 1838
(Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Maryland)​

Mother: Anne McHenry

Wife: Jane Mary Miller 1814 – 1900
(Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Maryland)​

Children:

Anne Cooper 1838 –​
Matthias Miller Cooper 1841 – 1900​
Captain James Cooper Unknown – 1865​
(Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Maryland)​

Education:

1832: Graduated from Washington College – (Pennsylvania)​

Occupation before War:

1834 – 1839: Attorney in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1839 – 1843: United States Congressman for Pennsylvania​
1841 – 1843: House Chairman of House Indian Affairs Committee​
1843 – 1844: Pennsylvania State Representative​
1846: Pennsylvania State Representative​
1848: Pennsylvania State Representative​
Speaker of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives​
Attorney in Pottsville, Pennsylvania​
1848: Pennsylvania State Attorney General​
1849 – 1855: United States Senator from Pennsylvania​
1850: Member of celebrated Committee of thirteen​
Author of Compromise Measurers for the Compromise of 1850
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Civil War Career:

1861 – 1863: Brigadier General of Union Army, Volunteers​
1862: Brigade commander briefly in Shenandoah Valley Campaign​
1862: Commander of paroled prisoner of war camp in Columbus, Ohio​
1862 – 1863: Commandant of Camp Chase, Union Army Prison​

Died: March 28, 1863

Place of Death: Columbus, Ohio

Cause of Death: Congestion of the lungs

Age at time of Death: 52 years old

Burial Place: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Maryland
 
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