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Irving Ben Cooper

Biography of Irving Ben Cooper

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Cooper
  • First Name: Irving
  • Middle Name: Ben
  • Date of Birth: February , 7 , 1902
  • Place of Birth (POB): London , England
  • Date of Death: September , 17 , 1996
  • Place of Death (POD): New York , New York (US-NY, NY, 36, N.Y., N. York)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Irving Ben Cooper Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: John F. Kennedy ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 01/15/1962
  • Judicial Recess Appointment date: 10/05/1961
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 75 Stat. 80
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 01/15/1962
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 09/19/1962
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 09/20/1962
  • Commission Date: 09/28/1962
  • Retirement from Active Service: 02/07/1972
  • Date of Termination: 09/17/1996
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Irving Ben Cooper in the Law School

  • Name of School: Washington University School of Law
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1925

Irving Ben Cooper Career Path


  • Private practice, New York City, 1927-1938
  • Special counsel, New York City Department of Investigation, 1934-1937
  • Magistrate, New York City, 1938-1939
  • Justice, New York Court of Special Sessions, 1939-1960; chief justice, 1951-1960
  • Lecturer, Menninger Foundation, 1960-1961
  • Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, September 23, 1961; no Senate vote


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