Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Oregon Republican League: Elder Photos
Oregon Republican League:Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 118.
COOPER, JAMES S., of Independence, was born in Lawrence County, Missouri, January 9, 1841. He went to California in 1861 and teamed in San Joaquin County till 1864, when he came to Oregon and lived on farms in Marion and Polk Counties and traded stock in Crook County till 1878, when he engaged in the livery business in Independence. In 1885 he founded the J.S. Cooper Bank, now the First National, of which he is president. Mr. Cooper is a Republican, and has attended many county and state conventions and league meetings, and has twice been an alternate delegate to the national convention.