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                        Cooper COOPER, James Hayes Shofner, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., June 19, 1954; graduated from Groton School, Groton, Mass., 1972; B.A., University of North Carolina (Morehead Scholar), Chapel Hill, N.C., 1975; M.A., Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar), Oxford, England, 1977; J.D., Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Mass., 1980; lawyer, private practice; adjunct professor, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 1995); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fourth Congress in 1994, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; investment banker; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Eighth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2003-present).

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Position Date From Date to District Branch Party State
Representative 01/03/2003 5 House of Representatives TN
Representative 01/03/1983 01/03/1995 4 House of Representatives TN
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Oversight and Reform House of Representatives
Armed Services House of Representatives
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Capitol (202) 225-4311
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