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Jim Cooper

Jim CooperAKA James Hayes Shofner Cooper

Born: 19-Jun-1954
Birthplace: Shelbyville, TN

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman, Tennessee 5th

Attorney, investment banker, and son of Tennessee Governor Prentice Cooper. First elected to the US Congress in 1982, serving six terms. "Blue Dog" conservative Democrat. Opposed the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, opposed Hillary Clinton's 1993 health care reform, supported the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement. Ran for US Senate in 1994, losing to actor Fred Thompson, and was succeeded in the House by Van Hilleary. Returned to Congress in 2002 election, succeeding Bob Clement. Supported 2008 Wall Street bailout, 2009 economic stimulus, and 2010 health care reform.

Father: Prentice Cooper (Tennessee Governor 1939-45)
Mother: Hortense Powell Cooper
Brother: William Prentice Cooper III
Brother: John N. Powell Cooper
Wife: Martha Hayes
Daughter: Mary
Daughter: Jamie
Son: Hayes

    High School: Groton School, Groton, MA (1972)
    University: BA History and Economics, University of North Carolina (1975)
    University: MA, University of North Carolina (1977)
    University: Oxford University
    Law School: Harvard University Law School (1980)
    Professor: Adjunct Professor of Business, Vanderbilt University (1995-)

    US Congressman, Tennessee 5th (2003-)
    Brentwood Capitol Advisors Co-Founder & Partner (1999-2002)
    SunTrust Equitable Securities Managing Director (1995-99)
    US Congressman, Tennessee 4th (1983-95)
    Waller Lansden Dortch and Davis Attorney (1980-82)
    Rhodes Scholarship
    4-H Club
    Chi Psi Fraternity
    Gore 2000
    Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Tennessee Bar Association

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