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John Sherman Cooper, American lawyer, diplomat. Headed reorganization German judicial system, Bavaria, after hostilities ceased, 1945. Decorated Bronze Star.


Cooper, John Sherman was born on August 23, 1901 in Somerset, Kentucky, United States. Son of John Sherman and Helen Gertrude (Tartar) Cooper.


Student, Centre College, Kentucky, 1919. AB, Yale University, 1923. Postgraduate, Harvard Law School, 1925.

Postgraduate honorary degrees, University Kentucky. Postgraduate honorary degrees, University Pittsburgh. Postgraduate honorary degrees, Yale University.

Postgraduate honorary degrees, Georgetown College. Postgraduate honorary degrees, Berea College. Postgraduate honorary degrees, Eastern Kentucky State University.

Postgraduate honorary degrees, Lincoln Memorial University. Postgraduate honorary degrees, Nasson College. Postgraduate honorary degrees, Centre College.

Postgraduate honorary degrees, Thomas More College. Postgraduate honorary degrees, Pikeville College. Postgraduate honorary degrees, Morehead State University.

Postgraduate honorary degrees, Georgetown University. Postgraduate honorary degrees, University Louisville.


Member lower house, Kentucky Legislature, 1928-1930;judge, Pulaski County, Kentucky, 1930-1938;circuit judge, 28th Judicial District Kentucky, 1946;member, United States Senate from Kentucky, 1947-1948, 52-55, 57-73;member committee foreign relations, public works and environment, committee rules and administration, member select commission on standards and conduct. Appointed adviserto, Secretary State Acheson, North Atlantic Treaty Organization meetings, 1950-1951;United States delegate, General Assembly, United Nations, 1949-1951, 68, 81;United States ambassador to India, Nepal, 1955-1956;United States ambassador to India, German Democratic Republic, 1974-1976;member of law firm, Gardner, Morrison & Rogers, Washington, 1949-1951;of counsel, Covington & Burling (attorneys), Washington, 1973-1974, from 1976. Adjunct Professor George Washington University, 1973-1974.

Member President's Commission to Investigate Assassination of President Kennedy, 1964.


  • Headed reorganization German judicial system, Bavaria, after hostilities ceased, 1945.


Hell is a real place existing outside of God—an eternal separation between soul and God. Hell was created originally for Satan and his devils as a place of incredible torment.


All Christians are under obligation to seek to make the will of Christ supreme in our own lives and in human society.


The strongest feature of Baptism is that ordinary people play a major role in the running of the Church.


Trustee Centre College, John F. Kennedy School Government, Harvard. Served from private to captain Army of the United States, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member American, Kentucky, District of Columbia Bar associations, American Academy Political Science, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Beta Theta Pi.

Clubs: Rotarian.


Married Lorraine Rowan Shevlin, March 17, 1955.

John Sherman Cooper

Helen Gertrude (Tartar) Cooper

Lorraine Rowan Shevlin