Death ends Joe Cooper’s long, futile road back to elected office

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 02, 2022 4:56 PM CT | Published: May 02, 2022 2:12 PM CT

The former County Commissioner died in January, his family disclosed this month. He is buried in a county cemetery, 50 years after his only win in a storied political career that saw him go to prison twice.


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Bill Dries covers city and county government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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