Interview with Richard Ernst Cooper, September 20, 1993
Project: John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project
Interview SummaryRichard Cooper, Senator Cooper's younger brother, begins the interview by discussing their experiences in World War II. Cooper also briefly talks of his other brother's service in World War II. Cooper details Senator Cooper's first marriage during World War II. Cooper recalls some of the girlfriends that his brother had before his first marriage. Cooper discusses the background of Senator Cooper's first wife, including her daughter that Senator Cooper offered to take care of later in her life. Cooper then describes his brother's second wife, Lorraine Cooper. Cooper compares Senator Cooper's first and second wife. Cooper reflects upon settling his brother's estate and affairs. Lorraine Cooper's family background is examined. Lorraine Cooper and her role as a political wife in her husband's career is evaluated. Cooper concludes the interview by describing his brother's independent nature.
Interview LC SubjectCooper, John Sherman, 1901-1991 Cooper, Richard E. Cooper, Richard E.--Interviews Politicians Politicians--United States Politics and government United States--Politics and government Washington (D.C.) Somerset (Ky.) Pulaski County (Ky.) World War, 1939-1945 Marriage Wives Women Fort Custer (Mich.) Michigan Brothers Divorce Sisters Mothers Personality Independence
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Cooper, Richard Ernst Interview by Harry Merritt. 20 Sep. 1993. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Cooper, R.E. (1993, September 20). Interview by H. Merritt. John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Cooper, Richard Ernst, interview by Harry Merritt. September 20, 1993, John Sherman Cooper Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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