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Wes Cooley

Wes CooleyAKA Wester Shadric Cooley

Born: 28-Mar-1932
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Died: 4-Feb-2015
Location of death: Bend, OR
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Oregon, 1995-97

Military service: US Army (1952-54)

Lied about his Army service, which he claimed was as Special Forces in Korea. His wife Rosemary collected $900/mo in veteran's survivor benefits for nearly 20 years following the death of her first husband, benefits with ended in 1994 once the government was belatedly notified that she was remarried.

Wife: (wife #1)
Wife: Rosemary Herron (records sealed but m. 1980s)

    High School: Leuzinger High School, Lawndale, CA (1949)
    University: BS, University of Southern California (1958)

    US Congressman, Oregon 2nd (3-Jan-1995 to 3-Jan-1997)
    Oregon State Senate (1992-95)
    Vitamin Supplements Company Owner
    Perjury Lying on an Official Document (indicted 1996, guilty plea)
    Money Laundering (six counts)
    Tax Fraud Filing a false tax return (convicted 2012)


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