Dorothy Harriet Eugenia Musuleng Cooper was a Liberian educator, politician and the first woman to serve as Foreign Minister in Liberia.
Cooper was born in Arthington in Montserrado County.
Cooper attended San Francisco State University with a bachelor's and master's degree in Elementary Education.
Cooper was the first woman to hold that position in Liberia. She also filled the last open spot, completing the seating of the Liberian National Transitional Government. During her time as Foreign Minister, she was part of a delegation to attempt to release United Nations hostages in Sierra Leone.
Prior to her appointment, she was an education minister in Charles Taylor's shadow government. She had also previously served as the principal of Cuttington University College. Later, in 2001, Taylor's government established a Ministry of Gender and Development (MoGD) and appointed Cooper as the first minister to that position.
Cooper had eight children. She died on June 30, 2009 at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Monrovia.
In 1994, she was appointed as Foreign Minister of Liberia, by the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL).