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Date of Birth 23 August 1901Somerset, Kentucky, USA
Date of Death 21 February 1991Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Mini Bio (1)

John Sherman Cooper was born on August 23, 1901 in Somerset, Kentucky, USA. He was married to Lorraine Arnold Rowan and Evelyn Pfaff. He died on February 21, 1991 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

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Lorraine Arnold Rowan (17 March 1955 - 3 February 1985) (her death)
Evelyn Pfaff (1944 - 1947) (divorced)

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US senator from Kentucky (6 November 1946 - 3 January 1949; 5 November 1952 - 3 January 1955; 7 November 1956 - 3 January 1973). For each term as senator, he initially won a special election. The first occurred after Albert 'Happy' Chandler resigned to become commissioner of baseball. The others took place after a US senator died in office.
Ambassador to the German Democratic Republic (East Germany), 1974-1976.
Ambassador to India and Nepal, 1955-1956.
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 3, 1991-1993, pp. 118-120. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2001.

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