Jim Cooper

American politician

James Hayes Shofner Cooper (born June 19, 1954) is an American politician. He was a member of the U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 5th congressional district from 2003 to 2023. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He represented Tennessee's 4th congressional district from 1983 to 1995.[1]

Jim Cooper
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2023
Preceded byBob Clement
Succeeded byAndy Ogles
Constituency5th district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1995
Preceded byNew Constituency (Redistricting)
Succeeded byVan Hilleary
Constituency4th district
Personal details
James Hayes Shofner Cooper

(1954-06-19) June 19, 1954 (age 69)
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Martha Hayes
(m. 1985; died 2021)
RelativesPrentice Cooper (Father)
John Cooper (Brother)
EducationUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BA)
Oriel College, Oxford (MA)
Harvard University (JD)
WebsiteHouse website

In 1994, Cooper ran for the United States Senate, but lost the election to Republican attorney and actor Fred Thompson. In 2022, Cooper announced his retirement from Congress because of gerrymandering.

References change

  1. "Members". Blue Dog Coalition. Archived from the original on April 1, 2019. Retrieved February 7, 2018.