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COOPER, James Hayes Shofner (1954-)

COOPER, JAMES HAYES SHOFNER, A Representative from Tennessee; born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., June 19, 1954; graduated from Groton School, Groton, Mass., 1972; B.A., University of North Carolina (Morehead Scholar), Chapel Hill, N.C., 1975; M.A., Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar), Oxford, England, 1977; J.D., Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Mass., 1980; lawyer, private practice; adjunct professor, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 1995); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fourth Congress in 1994, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; investment banker; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Eighth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2003-present).

Middle Tennessee State University
The Albert Gore Research Center
Murfreesboro, TN
Papers: ca. 1981-1993, approximately 800 linear feet.
The collection documents Congressman Jim Cooper's tenure as a Representative from the new Fourth Tennessee Congressional District of Tennessee. The papers are not yet open for research.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Commercial Archives, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1982-1994, 19 commercials on 7 videocassettes.
The commercials were used during Jim Cooper's campaigns for the 1982 U.S. congressional election in District 4 and the 1994 U.S. senatorial election in Tennessee, Democratic Party.