Myers Y. Cooper

Myers Y. Cooper
51st Governor of Ohio
In office
January 14, 1929  January 12, 1931
Lieutenant John T. Brown
Preceded by A. Victor Donahey
Succeeded by George White
Personal details
Born (1873-11-25)November 25, 1873
St. Louisville, Ohio
Died December 6, 1958(1958-12-06) (aged 85)
Hyde Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Resting place Spring Grove Cemetery
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Martha Kinney
Children two
Alma mater National Normal University
Religion Disciples of Christ

Myers Young Cooper (November 25, 1873 – December 6, 1958) was a Republican politician from Ohio. Cooper was the 51st Governor of Ohio.

Born In St. Louisville, Ohio, the youngest of eleven children, Cooper had a public school education, and attended the National Normal University in Lebanon, Ohio for three years. In 1893, at age 20, he joined his brothers in Cincinnati in a large real-estate and homebuilding business. On December 15, 1897, he married Martha Kinney of Newport, Kentucky. His business interests also included lumber, building supplies and banking.[1] After losing in 1926, he won election to the governorship in 1928, serving from 1929-1931. He was again nominated in 1930, but lost to George White.[2]

His former home is now the grounds for Clark Montessori High School.


  1. Goss, Charles Frederic (1912). Cincinnati, the Queen City, 1788-1912. 4. Cincinnati: S J Clarke Publishing Company. pp. 466–469.
  2. Fess, Simeon D., ed. (1937). Ohio, A four volume reference library on the History of a Great State. 4. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company. p. 434. OCLC 418516.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Harry L. Davis
Republican Party nominee for Governor of Ohio
1926, 1928, 1930
Succeeded by
David S. Ingalls

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