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Prentice Cooper

AKA William Prentice Cooper, Jr.

Born: 28-Sep-1895
Birthplace: Shelbyville, TN
Died: 18-May-1969
Location of death: Rochester, MN
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Jenkins Chapel Cemetery, Shelbyville, TN

Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government, Diplomat
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Tennessee, 1939-45

Military service: US Army (WWI)

Wife: Hortense Powell Cooper
Son: William Prentice Cooper III
Son: John N. Powell Cooper
Son: Jim Cooper (US Congressman from Tennessee)

    University: Vanderbilt University (two years)
    University: BA, Princeton University (1917)
    Law School: LLB, Harvard Law School (1921)

    US Ambassador to Peru (1946-48)
    Governor of Tennessee (1939-45)
    Tennessee State Senate (1937-39)
    Tennessee State Official District Attorney
    Tennessee State House of Representatives (1923-25)
    Tennessee State Official City Attorney, Shelbyville and Lewisburg, TN
    Tennessee Bar Association (1922)
    Democratic National Committee from Tennessee (1933-34)
    American Legion
    Phi Delta Theta Fraternity

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