S.B. Cooper

Samuel Bronson Cooper, Sr.

Full Name: Samuel Bronson "Sam" Cooper, Sr.
Date of birth: May 30, 1850
Date of death: August 21, 1918

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 1 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Woodville / Tyler Senate President Pro Tempore (18th)   Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, San Jacinto, Tyler
S 1 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (4) (5) (6) (7)   Democrat Woodville / Tyler   Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, San Jacinto, Tyler

(1) 18th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 4/13/1883, Regular Session; and 1st C.S. Senate Journal.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(3) 18th Legislature, Regular Session - All Senators except District 3 and 21 are listed in Roll Call as taking the oath of office, 1/9/1883, p. 2; resolution by Sen. Gooch that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/10/1883, pp. 5-6; drew term of 2 years. Senate Journal. January 10, 1883 January 9, 1883
(4) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1882 due to redistricting. Act passed May 3, 1882, 17th Legislature, C.S., ch. 13, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(5) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(6) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(7) 17th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of newly elected Senators, oath of office administered, 1/11/1881, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Memorial, October 1933, Samuel Bronson Cooper, Jr. Relatives: Samuel Bronson Cooper, Sr. - father; Samuel Bronson Cooper, Jr. - son. Texas Law Review Proceedings of the . . . Annual Meeting of the Texas Bar Association.


  • Photograph. S.B. Cooper, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. S.B. Cooper, 17th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

18th R.S. - 1883
Claims and Accounts  
Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
Deaf and Dumb Asylum  
Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
Frontier Protection  
Judiciary No. 2  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Health  
Public Lands  
State Affairs  
17th R.S. - 1881
Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 2  
Private Land Claims  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Claims and Accounts  
Public Debt  
Public Lands  
Statistics of Industries, Public Health, and History of Texas  

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