Jere COOPER, American Congressman. Member of American Legion (State Commander, 1921), Tennessee (National. Executive Committeeman, 1922); Masons; Knights Templar; Shrine; Kappa Sigma.
COOPER, Jere was born on July 20, 1893 in Dyer Company, Tennessee. Son of Joseph W. and Viola May Cooper.
Cumberland University, Bachelor of Laws Engaged in practice of law in Dyersburg. since 1915, except two yrs. while in Army; served as City Attorney eight yrs. Enlisted in Second Tennessee Infantry., National. Guard, 1917; First Lieutenant, 1917; transferred with Co. 119 Infantry., 30 Division. and served with regt. throughout World War in France and Belgium; promoted Captain, 1918, and served for awhile as Regimental Adjutant, 119 Infantry
Elected to 71 Congress from Tenn.
Member of American Legion (State Commander, 1921), Tennessee (National. Executive Committeeman, 1922). Masons; Knights Templar.
Shrine; Kappa Sigma.