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J. Gary Cooper

AKA Jerome Gary Cooper

Born: 2-Oct-1936
Birthplace: Lafayette, LA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business, Diplomat

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Jamaica, 1994-97

Military service: USMC (1958-70, Maj. Gen.; reserve 1970-96)

Wife: Beverly Martin (one son, two daughters)
Son: Patrick
Daughter: Joli
Daughter: Gladys Shawn

    High School: McGill-Toolen Catholic High School, Mobile, AL (1954)
    University: BS Finance, Notre Dame University (1958)
    Administrator: Trustee, Bishop State Community College, Mobile, AL
    Administrator: Trustee, Spring Hill College
    Administrator: Trustee, Talladega College

    Commonwealth National Bank Chairman and CEO (1998-)
    US Ambassador to Jamaica (1994-97)
    David Volkert and Associates Senior VP (1992-94)
    US Defense Department Asst. Secy of the Airforce for Manpower, Reserve Affairs, et al. (1989-92)
    David Volkert and Associates VP (1981-89)
    Alabama State Official Commissioner, Department of Human Resources (1978)
    Alabama State House of Representatives (1974-78)
    Member of the Board of US Steel (2001-)
    Member of the Board of GenCorp (1998-)
    Member of the Board of PNC Financial (2002-07)
    Member of the Board of Protective Life (1999-)
    100 Black Men Incorporated
    Greater Mobile Chamber of Commerce
    Marine Corps Officers' Association
    Marine Corps University Foundation
    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
    Bronze Star
    Purple Heart (two)
    Distinguished Service Medal
    Legion of Merit

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