Judge Robert E. Cooper, Chattanoogan Who Served Long Tenure On The Tennessee Supreme Court, Dies At 95

Monday, July 11, 2016

Judge Robert E. Cooper, a Chattanoogan who served a long tenure on the Tennessee Supreme Court, died Sunday at his home on Signal Mountain. He was 95.

His son, Robert E. Cooper Jr., served as Tennessee attorney general from 2006 to 2014.

A native of Chattanooga, he studied at the University of North Carolina and at Vanderbilt University.

He was on the state Supreme Court from 1974 until he retired in 1990.

Judge Cooper was a Circuit Court judge in Hamilton County from 1953 to 1960.

He was on the Tennessee Court of Appeals from 1960 to 1974.

Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. at Chattanooga Funeral Home East.

The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Second Presbyterian Church, 700 Pine St.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

There will be private graveside services at a later time.

 

 



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