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Locomotive engineer

James A. Cooper, American locomotive engineer.


Cooper, James A. was born on April 13, 1948 in Decatur, Illinois, United States. Son of Thomas William and Mary Emily (Williams) Cooper.


B. Master of Education, Millikin University, 1970.


Board directors Farmers Grain Company, Latham, Illinois. Musician Decatur Municipal Band, 1966—1969. Sports wire filer Lindsay-Schwab Newspapers, Decatur Herald & Review, 1966—1970.

Emergency medical specialist Decatur Ambulance Service, 1970—1972. Communications specialist Decatur, Illinois, 1972. Locomotive engineer Norfolk Southern Railway, from 1972.

State legislation representative Board Locomotive Engineers, from 1983. With United States Army, 1971-1977.


The life with Christ is not only to live in the atmosphere of your local church. God made his children creative, productive, and therefore able to make the whole world a better place.


When seeking to address certain political issues, the Church must engage with other denominations to understand their views and needs.


The sense of being connected is how the Church as a whole should be structured. At its heart is an understanding of the Christian community as the 'body of Christ '.


Member St. Louis Zoo Parents and St. Louis Zoo Friends, from 1978, National Museum Transportation, St. Louis, from 1975. Vice president Central Illinois Hockey League, 1980—1981. Supervisor officials Decatur Youth Hockey Association, 1982, 1984.

Member administrative board Grace United Methodist Church, from 1986. Member of Illinois Farm Bureau, Amateur Hockey Association United States, Decatur Shrine Club, Masons Lodge, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.


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Married Linda Jane Diesing, June 6, 1970. Children: Robert Thomas, Barbara Jane.

Thomas William Cooper

Mary Emily (Williams) Cooper

Linda Jane Diesing

Robert Thomas Cooper

Barbara Jane Cooper