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Charles M. Cooper


Counties - Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Clay, Columbia, Dade, Duval, Hamilton, Lake Madison, Marion, Nassau, Orange, Osceola, Putnam, St. Johns, Sumter, Suwannee, and Volusia - 20 counties; population 202,792.


Charles M. Cooper, of Jacksonville, was born at Athens, Georgia, January 16, 1856; when a child removed with his parents to Florida, where his father's family had previously resided; was admitted to the bar in 1877; married in 1880; was elected to Lower House of Legislature in 1880; was elected to State Senate in 1884; was appointed Attorney-General of the State, in 1885, for term of four years; was appointed in 1889 one of three Commissioners to revise the statutes of the State; was elected to Fifty-third Congress as a Democrat, receiving 14,668 votes, against 4,641 votes for Austine S. Mann, Third-partyite.