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John Sherman Cooper
John Sherman Cooper
|2nd United States Ambassador to East Germany|
December 20, 1974 – September 28, 1976
|Preceded by||Brandon Grove|
|Succeeded by||David B. Bolen|
|United States Senator|
November 7, 1956 – January 3, 1973
|Preceded by||Robert Humphreys|
|Succeeded by||Walter Huddleston|
November 5, 1952 – January 3, 1955
|Preceded by||Thomas R. Underwood|
|Succeeded by||Alben Barkley|
November 6, 1946 – January 3, 1949
|Preceded by||William A. Stanfill|
|Succeeded by||Virgil Chapman|
|5th United States Ambassador to India|
February 4, 1955 – April 9, 1956
|President||Dwight D. Eisenhower|
|Preceded by||George V. Allen|
|Succeeded by||Ellsworth Bunker|
|Born||August 23, 1901|
|Died||February 21, 1991 (aged 89)|
|Spouse(s)||Evelyn Pfaff (m. 1944–1947)|
Lorraine Rowan Shevlin (m. 1955–1985)
|Alma mater||Centre College|
Harvard Law School
|Awards||Bronze Star Medal|
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1942–1946|
|Unit||15th Corps, U.S. Third Army|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
John Sherman Cooper (August 23, 1901 – February 21, 1991) was an American politician, jurist, and diplomat from the U.S. state of Kentucky. He served three non-consecutive terms in the United States Senate before being elected to two full terms in 1960 and 1966.
He also served as U.S. Ambassador to India from 1955 to 1956 and U.S. Ambassador to East Germany from 1974 to 1976. He was the first Republican to be popularly elected to more than one term as a senator from Kentucky and, in both 1960 and 1966. He set records for the largest victory margin for a Kentucky senatorial candidate from either party.
- Cooper, William (Spring 1986). "John Sherman Cooper: A Senator and His Constituents". Register of the Kentucky Historical Society 84: 192–210.
- Mitchener, Clarice James (1982). Senator John Sherman Cooper: Consummate Statesman. New York City: Arno Press.
- "John Sherman Cooper: A Featured Biography". Senate Historical Office. http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/generic/Featured_Bio_Cooper.htm. Retrieved September 8, 2011.
- John Sherman Cooper at Find a Grave
- Cooper on the cover of Time magazine, July 5, 1954