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Charles Howard Cooper

Charles Howard Cooper was American photojournalist, publishing executive.


  • Cooper, Charles Howard was born on July 17, 1920 in Clinton, North Carolina, United States. Son of John Howard and Ella Jane (Bass) Cooper.

  • Education

    • Graduate, United States Air Force School Photography, 1943.


    • Chief photographer, manager photo department Durham Herald Company (North Carolina), 1945-1985. Public Durham Morning Herald, 1945, Durham Sun, 1945-1985. Chairman Miss National Press Photographer Pageant, 1952, 53, 55.


    Churches should be urged to demonstrate their heart for racial reconciliation by seeking to increase racial and ethnic diversity in church staff roles, leadership positions, and church membership.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    The Bible is the only authoritative source of God's truth and any view that cannot be directly tied to a scriptural reference is generally considered to be based on human traditions rather than God's leading.

    Denomination: Baptist


    God created humans to be able to innovate and evaluate new forms of living that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals.


    Member Citizens Safety Committee, Durham, 1961-1971. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member National Press Photographers Association (life, executive director 1963-2000, executive director emeritus since 2001, Fellowship award, Joseph A. Sprague award 1961, President's medal 1964, 67, 2001, Merit award 1965, Joseph Costa award 1977, executive director emeritus 1998, interim executive director 2001), Carolinas Press Photographers Association (life, president 1952-1954).


    • Married Nell Elizabeth Slaughter, January 2, 1943. Children: Charles Howard II, John Phillip.
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    • 1943
      United States Air Force School Photography
    • 1945
      public Durham Morning Herald
    • 1945 - 1985
      public Durham Morning Herald