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Gore Cooper Family Papers

Identifier: SC-MS-005

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photocopies of some of William Bryant Cooper’s public papers. Included is a statement of his campaign expenses in 1920 and a letter and accompanying voucher for $6.00 for Cooper’s last day of service as President of the North Carolina State Senate Session of 1925. Cooper, a Democrat from New Hanover County, served as Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina from 1921-1925. As such, he presided over the State Senate for the two regular and two special sessions.


  • Creation: 1895-1925 (photocopies)


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical Note

William Bryant Cooper was born in Cool Springs, South Carolina, on January 22, 1867, the son of Noah Bryant and Lucinda Jennette Cooper, and attended the public schools of Mullins, South Carolina. In 1893 he married Frances Ada Gore. Banking was his business and he was a member of the Chamber of Commerce in Wilmington, serving as its president in 1900. Cooper became a member of the Board of Trade in 1910. He also served as president of the Masonic Temple Corporation.[1] 

[1]House, R.B., editor. North Carolina Manual 1923 (Raleigh, NC: Edwards and Broughton Printing Company, 1923) 452.

[2] Who’s Who in the South (Washington, D.C.: The Mayflower Publishing Company, Inc., 1927) 777.

Lenox G. Cooper, Sr. is the son of William Bryant Cooper.


1 Folder (Contains one folder.)

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Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Lenox G. Cooper, Sr. on November 7, 1973.

Processing Information

In 2014, this manuscript collection was re-foldered and re-housed with current archival standard materials by Christine Hockaday.

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