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John Sherman Cooper
2nd [[United States Ambassador to Template:CountryPrefixThe]]
In office
December 20, 1974 – September 28, 1976
President Gerald Ford
Preceded by Brandon Grove
Succeeded by David B. Bolen
United States Senator
from Kentucky
In office
November 7, 1956 – January 3, 1973
Preceded by Robert Humphreys
Succeeded by Walter Huddleston
In office
November 5, 1952 – January 3, 1955
Preceded by Thomas R. Underwood
Succeeded by Alben Barkley
In office
November 6, 1946 – January 3, 1949
Preceded by William A. Stanfill
Succeeded by Virgil Chapman
5th [[United States Ambassador to Template:CountryPrefixThe]]
In office
February 4, 1955 – April 9, 1956
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Preceded by George V. Allen
Succeeded by Ellsworth Bunker
Personal details
Born August 23, 1901(1901-08-23)
Somerset, Kentucky
Died February 21, 1991(1991-02-21) (aged 89)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Evelyn Pfaff (m. 1944–1947) «start: (1944)–end+1: (1948)»"Marriage: Evelyn Pfaff to John Sherman Cooper" Location: (linkback:
Lorraine Rowan Shevlin (m. 1955–1985) «start: (1955)–end+1: (1986)»"Marriage: Lorraine Rowan Shevlin to John Sherman Cooper" Location: (linkback:
Alma mater Centre College
Yale University
Harvard Law School
Profession Lawyer
Awards Bronze Star Medal
Signature John Sherman Cooper
Military service
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service 1942–1946
Rank Captain
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.

Further reading

  • 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. ISBN 0-405-14099-1

Other websites

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