Cooper, John Sherman, 1901-1991

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Lawyer, politician, U.S. senator, and ambassador.

From the description of Letters, 1951-1977. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49211527

Judge, U.S. Senator, Ambassador

Cooper was born in Somerset, Ky. and educated in the city's public schools. He was a gifted athlete and president of his senior class. In 1918 he entered Centre College and transferred to Yale University after one year. In 1923 he entered Harvard Law School, but quit after his father died the following year. He served two terms as a county judge and in 1939 made an unsucessful bid for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. In 1942 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and following the end of hostilities, he headed the reorganization of the German judicial system in Bavaria. He returned home to assume a position as a circuit judge.

Cooper was first elected to the U.S. Senate in a special election held in 1946 to fill an unexpired term. In 1948 his bid for re-election was thwarted by Democrat Virgil Chapman. The next year he was appointed a delegate to the United Nations. He also served as advisor to Dean Acheson on NATO matters. Cooper was again elected to the Senate (over Thomas R. Underwood) in 1952 to fill an unexpired term. However, in 1954, his bid for re-election was halted by Alben Barkley. In 1955 he was appointed ambassador to India and Nepal. He became a candidate for the Senate once again in 1956. Beating Lawrence Wetherby in the general election, Cooper then served in Senate until his retirement in 1972. He was involved in many liberal causes, promoting civil rights, coal mine safety, and labor legislation. He also was an active opponent of the Vietnam War.

From the description of John Sherman Cooper papers, 1927-1979. (University of Kentucky Libraries). WorldCat record id: 13029453

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referencedIn Combs, Bert T., 1911-1991. Bert T. Combs Collection, 1959-1990. University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Dummit, Eldon S., (Eldon Steven), 1896-1973. Eldon S. Dummit papers, 1917-1972. University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Pike, Burlyn. Legal records, 1952-1953. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 647
creatorOf Babbitt, Irving, 1865-1933. Letters of George N. Shuster, 1928-1974. College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
referencedIn Chandler, Happy, 1898-1991. Albert B. Chandler papers, 1920-1974. University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Dillis Charles Knapp papers, circa 1920-1981 University of Washington Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn Wetherby, Lawrence W. (Lawrence Winchester), 1908-. Lawrence W. Wetherby papers, 1926-1958, 1950-1955 (bulk dates) University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Coleman, J. Winston (John Winston), 1898-1983. J. Winston Coleman papers, 1780-1965 1935-1965. University of Kentucky Libraries
creatorOf Cooper, John Sherman, 1901-1991. John Sherman Cooper : commercials , 1966. University of Oklahoma, Political Community Archives
referencedIn Morton, Thruston B. (Thruston Ballard), 1907-1982. Thruston B. Morton papers, 1933-1969, 1957-1961 (bulk dates). University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Arthur E. Scott photograph collection, 1910-1976 George Mason University. Special Collections and Archives.
referencedIn Papers, 1927-1972 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Cooper, John Sherman, 1901-1991. [Letter] 1972 July 10, Washington [to] William P. Thompson, Philadelphia / John Sherman Cooper. Presbyterian Historical Society, PHS
referencedIn Rauch, Joseph, 1881-1957. Joseph Rauch : papers, 1931-1967. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Lerner, Max, 1902-2001. Max Lerner papers, 1927-1992 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Ethel Bidermann, 1896-1980. Ethel Bidermann Du Pont : papers, 1914-1980. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Tennessee Society in New York. Collection, 1905-1949. Tennessee State Library & Archives, TSLA
creatorOf Marquette, Kenneth T., 1910-1985. Papers, 1932-1979. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky Guide Project Office
referencedIn Max Lerner papers, 1927-1998 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 517
referencedIn Brown-Ewell family papers, 1781-1984. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Cooper, Lorraine Rowan, 1906-1985. Papers, 1936-1983 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Cooper, John Sherman, 1901-1991. John Sherman Cooper papers, 1927-1979. University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Stellanova Osborn papers, 1907-1988 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Morton, Thruston Ballard, 1907-1982. Thruston Ballard Morton papers, 1968-1982. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Lord, Mary Pillsbury, 1904-1978. Papers, 1927-1972 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Robsion, John Marshall, 1904-1990. Photograph collection, ca. 1939-ca. 1959. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Papers, 1927-1979 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Schmidt, Martin Frederick, 1918-. Martin F. Schmidt : miscellaneous papers, 1947-1965. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Papers, 1936-1983 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Publicity photographs of U.S. Senator Hugh Scott, 1958-1973. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Scott, Arthur E., 1917-1976. Arthur E. Scott photograph collection, 1910-1976. George Mason University, Fenwick Library
referencedIn Harold Weston Papers, 1916-1971 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Osborn, Stellanova, 1894-1988. Stellanova Osborn papers, 1916-1992. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Arthur H. Vandenberg papers, 1884-1974, 1915-1951 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Cooper, John Sherman, 1901-1991. Letters, 1951-1977. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Johnson family. Johnson family : papers, 1859-1971. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Bingham, Barry, 1906-1988. George Barry Bingham : papers, 1861-1989. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Blair Moody Papers, 1928-1954, 1934-1952 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Scott, Hugh, 1900-1994. Papers of Hugh Scott [manuscript], 1925-1979. University of Virginia. Library
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referencedIn Hammon, Stratton Owen, 1904-1997. Hammon, Stratton Owen, 1904-1997 1929-1996 Papers. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Embry, Carlos B., 1906-. Carlos B. Embry papers, 1945-1964. University of Kentucky Libraries
creatorOf Wallace, Tom, 1874-1961. Tom Wallace papers, 1925-1960. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Shine, Frances Lathrop Dugan, 1903-1977. Frances Smith Shine papers, 1909-1960. University of Kentucky Libraries
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Relation Name
associatedWith Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971. person
associatedWith Arthur E. Scott, 1917-1976 person
associatedWith Barkley, Alben W. (Alben William), 1877-1956. person
correspondedWith Bingham, Barry, 1906-1988. person
associatedWith Chandler, Happy, 1898-1991 person
associatedWith Coleman, J. Winston (John Winston), 1898-1983. person
associatedWith Combs, Bert T., 1911-1991. person
associatedWith Cooper, Lorraine Rowan, 1906-1985. person
associatedWith Dummit, Eldon S., (Eldon Steven), 1896-1973. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Ethel Bidermann, 1896-1980. person
associatedWith Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969. person
associatedWith Embry, Carlos B., 1906- person
associatedWith Filson Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006. person
associatedWith Hammon, Stratton Owen, 1904-1997. person
associatedWith Harris, T. George, 1924- person
associatedWith Hill, Richard H. (Richard Harrison), 1887-1972. person
associatedWith Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978. person
correspondedWith Johnson family. family
associatedWith Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973. person
associatedWith Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963. person
associatedWith Kentucky. General Assembly. Senate. corporateBody
associatedWith Kissinger, Henry, 1923- person
associatedWith Knapp, Dillis Charles person
associatedWith Lerner, Max, 1902- person
associatedWith Lerner, Max, 1902-2001. person
associatedWith Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1902-1985. person
associatedWith Lord, Mary Pillsbury, 1904-1978. person
associatedWith Lorraine (Rowan) Cooper, 1906-1985 person
associatedWith Marquette, Kenneth T., 1910-1985. person
associatedWith Mary (Pillsbury) Lord, 1904-1978 person
associatedWith Moody, Blair, 1902-1954 person
associatedWith Morton, Rogers C. B. (Rogers Clark Ballard), 1914-1979. person
associatedWith Morton, Thruston B. (Thruston Ballard), 1907-1982. person
associatedWith Nehru, Jawaharlal, 1889-1964. person
associatedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994. person
associatedWith Osborn, Stellanova, 1894-1988. person
associatedWith Pike, Burlyn. person
associatedWith Rauch, Joseph, 1881-1957. person
associatedWith Republican Party (Ky.) corporateBody
associatedWith Robsion, John Marshall, 1904-1990. person
associatedWith Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979. person
associatedWith Sampson, Edith S. (Edith Spurlock), 1901?-1979. person
associatedWith Schmidt, Martin Frederick, 1918- person
associatedWith Scott, Arthur E., 1917-1976. person
associatedWith Scott, Hugh, 1900-1994. person
associatedWith Shine, Frances Lathrop Dugan, 1903-1977. person
associatedWith Spence, Brent, 1874-1967. person
correspondedWith Steinfield, Samuel, 1906- person
associatedWith Tennessee Society in New York. corporateBody
associatedWith Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972. person
associatedWith Underwood, Thomas R. (Thomas Rust), 1989-1956. person
associatedWith United States. Congress corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of State. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Oklahoma. Political Commercial Archive. corporateBody
associatedWith Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951 person
associatedWith Wallace, Tom, 1874-1961. person
associatedWith Watts, John C. (John Clarence), 1902-1971. person
associatedWith Weston, Harold, 1894-1972 person
associatedWith Wetherby, Lawrence W. (Lawrence Winchester), 1908- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Kentucky--Perryville
Kentucky
Kentucky
India
United States
United States
Subject
Political parties
Diplomatic and consular service, American
Battlefields--History--Sources
Ambassadors
Legislators--Correspondence
Advertising, political
Television advertising
Politicians--Correspondence
Occupation
Politicians
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Birth 1901-08-23

Death 1991-02-21

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