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Jerome Gary Cooper

Jerome Gary Cooper, American ambassador. Decorated Purple Heart (2), Bronze Star, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry; named.


  • Cooper, Jerome Gary was born on October 2, 1936 in Lafayette, Louisiana, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Notre Dame, 1958.


    • Vice president Christian Benevolent Insurance Company, 1969-1978, president, since 1979. Ambassador to Jamaica, American Embassy, Kingston. Board directors Commonwealth National bank and Talladega College.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member Alabama House of Representatives, 1975-1981, former member rules committee, vice chairman insurance committee. Commissioner pensions and security, Alabama, 1979. Board regents Spring Hill College.

    Active Young Men’s Christian Association, American Red Cross, United Fund. Major general United States Marine Corps, 1959-1969.


    • Son of Algernon Johnson and Gladys Mouton Cooper. Divorced; children: Patrick, Joli, Shawn.
    • father: Algernon Johnson
    • mother: Gladys Mouton Cooper
    • children: Patrick Cooper
    • Joli Cooper
    • Shawn Cooper
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    • 1958
      University Notre Dame