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Leroy Washington Cooper
Full Name: Leroy Washington Cooper
Date of birth: October 16, 1822
Date of death: October 25, 1900

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 3 Feb 8, 1870 - Aug 15, 1870 12th (1) (2) (3)   Radical Republican Crockett / Houston   Cherokee, Houston
S 11 Feb 2, 1863 - Nov 2, 1863 9th (4) (5)     Crockett / Houston   Anderson, Houston, Trinity
(1) M. Priest of the Senate and L.W. Cooper and James R. Burnett of the House appointed to judgeships, 8/25/1870, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(2) A.D. Elam, in special election 12/1870, sworn 1/10/1871, unseated in election contest 4/17/1871, succeeded Leroy W. Cooper, resigned during Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Party affiliation, Radical. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
(4) Leroy Cooper, sworn 2/2/1863, succeeded John H. Burnett, resigned. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) 9th Legislature, 1st Called Session - Oath of office, 2/2/1863, p. 1. "The following gentlemen presented their credentials as Senators-elect from the respective districts to fill vacancies . . . " Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Address by Senator Swift requesting the removal from office of Judge L.W. Cooper, 2/3/1874, p. 189-193, 14th Legislature, First Session. Senate Journal.
  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, 1st Called Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal.
  • Message announcing passage of a resolution fixing the time for the hearing in the case of address against Judge L.W. Cooper, 3/17/1874, p. 572, 14th Legislature, First Session. Senate Journal.
  • Message from the House of Representatives concerning the removal of Judges M. Priest, L.W. Cooper, and M.W. Wheeler, 2/2/1874, p. 176, 14th Legislature, First Session. Senate Journal.
  • Messages announcing the time for the hearing against Judge L.W. Cooper, 3/18/1874, p. 598, 601, 606, 14th Legislature, First Session. Senate Journal.
  • Resolution requesting a committee be appointed to investigate charges against Judges L.W. Cooper, M. Priest, M.W. Wheeler, and Henry Maney, 2/10/1874, pp. 248-248a, 14th Legislature, First Session. Senate Journal.
  • Vote on the address for the removal of Judge L.W. Cooper, 3/26/1874, p. 646, 14th Legislature, First Session. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • COOPER, LEROY WASHINGTON (1822-1900). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Judge Leroy W. Cooper, pp. 143-144. The History of Houston County, Texas, 1943.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 6; judge appointed by Gov. Edmund Davis and one of those targeted by 14th Legislature, pp. 205-206. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1880 - L.W. Cooper, Crockett, Houston County, lawyer, born circa 1823 in Georgia. FamilySearch.
  • Obituary, 10/31/1900, p. 3. Death date 10/25/1900. Galveston Daily News.
  • Interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston County, TX; birth date 10/16/1822; death date 10/25/1900. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Committee Informationtop
    12th 1st C.S. - 1870
    Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
    House Member Conduct, Select  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    9th R.S. - 1861
    Anderson County Manufacture of Iron  
    Confederate Relations  
    Militia and Military Affairs  

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