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Cooper, Sir Pope Alexander

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Birth Date: 12 May 1846 (Lake George, New South Wales, Australia)

Death Date: 23 August 1923 (Sherwood, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Francis Cooper and Sarah(nee Genkins)

Family: Alice Frener Cooper on 19 August 1873, 1 son, 2 daughters

Education: Private tutor; Sydney Grammar School; Sydney University, 1865; Middle Temple and London University, 1868

Religion: Church of England


Barrister, 1872; 1880 District Court Prosecutor Northern division; Supreme Court Judge, 1883; Senior Puisne Judge, 1895; Chief Justice, 1903; Chancellor University of Queensland, 1915-1922

Official Awards: 1904 knighted; 1908 KCMG

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly NONE Bowen 24 Jan 1881 5 Jan 1883

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Attorney-General 31 Dec 1880 5 Jan 1883

Additional Information

Notes: Interested in racing, bowls and golf

Sources: Image courtesy of the John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 165203; Australian Dictionary of Biography (Online edition); Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

[Last Modified: Wednesday, 7 June 2017]