Henry Ernest Cooper, American lawyer. member Advisory Council, Provisional Govt.
Cooper, Henry Ernest was born on August 28, 1857 in New Albany, Indiana, United States. Son of William Giles Cooper.
Education common schools of Boston. Bachelor of Laws, Boston University, 1878.
Admitted to bar, Suffolk Company, Massachusetts, 1878. Located in Honolulu, 1890. Chairman of Commission of safely, Hawaiian Revolution, January 14-17, 1893.
On January 17, 1893, read proclamation abrogating monarchial government in H.I. and establishing provisional government. Member Advisory Council, Provisional Government, January-March 1893. Judge Circuit Court, 1st Circuit, H.I., 1893-1895.
Minister foreign affairs, 1895-1899. Acting president Republic of Hawaii, January 9-March 1898. Minister of public instruction, June 1896-March 1899.
Attorney general Hawaii, March 1899-June 19011. Minister of the Interior ad interim, 4 terms. Minister of finance ad interim, 3 terms.
President of the board of health, March 1899-January 5, 1900. Appointed 1st secretary H.T., June 14, 1900. Retired; engaged in practice of law.