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William Copeland Cooper

library director

William Copeland Cooper, American public library director.


Cooper, William Copeland was born on August 3, 1946 in Laurens, South Carolina, United States. Son of James Lafayette Junior and Dorothy (Copeland) Cooper.


Ba in History, Presbyterian College, 1968. Master of Arts in History, Wake Forest University, 1969. Master of Science in Library.

Science, University North Carolina, 1971.


Teacher Wade Hampton High School, Greenville, South Carolina, 1969-1970. Reference assistant University North Carolina Library., Chapel Hill, 1970-1971, reference library, 1971-1972. Head reference department Greenville County Library., 1972-1974.

Director Laurens County Library., since 1974.


Treasurer Laurens History Society, 1990-2003, Laurens County Arts Council, 1994-1997. Preas. Community Concert Association, Clinton, 1980-1982. Member American Library Association, Southeastern Library.

Association, South Carolina Library. Association, Piedmont Library. Association (president 1998-1999), Public Library.

Administrators (president 1982, treasurer 1997-2005), Laurens County Chamber of C., Kiwanis (preas.


  • Other Interests

    Piano and organ, running, swimming, historical houses.