100 Years of Alaska's Legislature
"From Territorial Days to Today"


1913 to 2013

Juneau, Alaska

State & Territorial



J. Earl Cooper

OCCUPATION: Lawyer from Anchorage

BIRTH DATE/PLACE: 02/18/1907; Guymon, Oklahoma

EDUCATION: High School: Montebello, California College/University: Los Angeles College of Law, California Post Graduate: Pacific Coast University, Bachelor of Laws, 1931

SPOUSE: Bess Tilford

CHILDREN: Susan Jane, James Earl

EMPLOYMENT: School Teacher, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Ketchikan & Levelock; Area Director, War Manpower Commission, US Department of Labor, Anchorage; Director, Civilian Personnel, Corps. of Engineers, Anchorage; Assistant US Attorney, Anchorage; US Attorney, 3rd Judicial District, Anchorage; US District Judge, 2nd Judicial District, Nome; Attorney, Private Law Practice, Anchorage; State Superior Court Judge, Anchorage

SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS: Member, Lions; Member, Anchorage Community Theater