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Pennsylvania House of Representatives


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“The Philadelphia Colored Directory, 1910: A handbook of the religious, social, political, professional, business and other activities of the Negroes of Philadelphia”



Session Office Position District Party
1935-1936 Representative Republican
 Counties   Philadelphia


03/09/1872 - 10/09/1956

COOPER, Richard A., a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, March 9, 1872 in Maryland; Insurance agent; elected, Philadelphia City Council (1907-1920); leader, 7th Ward Republican Committee (1919); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in a Special Election, April 28, 1936 to serve the remaining 1935 term; Sworn-In, May 4, 1936; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House in the 1936 General election; executive, Insurance company; died, October 9, 1956 in West Bradford Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania; interred, Eden Cemetery, Collingdale, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.