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Michigan

Jackson

GEORGE B. COOPER. Mr. George B. Cooper, after his recovery in 1830 from the severe fit of sickness which came so near having a fatal termination, removed to Ann Arbor and engaged in the mercantile business. In 1835 Mr. Cooper bought the stock of goods of Mr. Wm. E. Perrine, came back to Jackson, bringing with him his mercantile establishment from Ann Arbor, and adding it to the purchase made of Mr. Per-rine. In 1835 Mr. Daniel Coleman, Mr. Cooper and Mr. Amasa B. Gibson entered in co-partnership in the mercantile business under the name of Coleman, Cooper & Co., and occupied a store on the south side of the public square. This company was dissolved in 1836 by the death of Mr. Coleman. The business was continued by Mr. Cooper until 1838, when Wm. D. Thompson associated with him in the business under the name of Geo. B. Cooper & Co. Later they sold their stock of goods to W. H. Munroe and Nelson Munroe, and the Monroes sold out to Mr. Gibson. Mr. Cooper was elected state treasurer in 1854, was re-elected in 1856, and was one of the most efficient and popular officers who ever filled that important place. Previous to this time in 1836 Mr. Cooper was elected to the state senate, and served the sessions of 1837-8. In 1858 Mr. Cooper was elected representative to congress from the district composed of Wayne, Washtenaw and Jackson. In 1836 Mr. Cooper was appointed postmaster after the death of Mr. Coleman, and held that office until he resigned in 1846.

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