Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Prentice Cooper 1895-1969

Marker ID: THC 3G 31
Location: on East Lane Street, Shelbyville, TN
County: Bedford
Coordinates: N 35° 29.068    W 086° 27.23
  35.48446666    -86.45383333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Prentice Cooper

Governor of Tennessee for three successive terms 1939-1945. A native of Bedford County and graduate of Webb School, Princeton and Harvard Law School, he was Attorney General of the 8th Judicial Circuit, a member of the 63rd and 70th General Assemblies, U.S. Ambassador to Peru 1946-1948. President of the 1953 Tennessee Constitutional Convention, Veteran of WW I and State Commander of the American Legion. He reactivated the Tennessee Historical Commission and was a member 1941-1969.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.