Richard Matlack COOPER, Congress, NJ (1768-1843)


COOPER, Richard Matlack, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Gloucester County, N.J., February 29, 1768; completed a preparatory course of studies; engaged in banking; coroner 1795-1799; judge and justice of Gloucester County courts 1803-1823; member of the State general assembly 1807-1810; president of the State Bank of New Jersey at Camden 1813-1842; elected as an Anti- Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1833); declined to be a candidate for reelection; died in Camden, N.J., March 10, 1843; interment in the Newton Burying Ground.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present