John Tyler Cooper

John Tyler Cooper

John Tyler Cooper (March 26, 1844 – November 21, 1912)[1] was an Atlanta, Georgia.


Born in New York soldier in the American Revolutionary War.

As a young man, Cooper served in a Georgia unit during the American Civil War in many battles, including Chickamauga. Following the war, he married Mary Crain Marks and raised a family.

During the winter of 1867–68, Cooper and other young men, including the younger brother of future mayor Society of the Cincinnati. In 1884, he served as councilman of Atlanta's Sixth Ward before he was elected mayor.


  1. ^ Franklin Garrett Necrology Database - Atlanta History Center
Preceded by
George Hillyer
Mayor of Atlanta
January 1887 – January 1889
Succeeded by
John Thomas Glenn