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Template:Otherpeople Template:Infobox Senator James Cooper (May 8, 1810 – March 28, 1863) was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician, who served in the United States Congress.


General James Cooper

Cooper lived much of his life in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and was its Speaker for a year. He represented Pennsylvania in both the United States Senate and the U.S. House.

When the American Civil War started, Cooper raised a brigade of volunteers in Maryland and campaigned as its commander and a brigadier general in 1861 and 1862. In poor health, he was assigned as commandant of Camp Chase near Columbus, Ohio, where he died in 1863.

He is buried in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, near his birthplace in Frederick, Maryland.

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