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Steel and Metal Industry Politicians in Georgia

  Mark Anthony Cooper (1800-1885) — also known as Mark A. Cooper — of Columbus, Muscogee County, Ga. Born near Powellton, Hancock County, Ga., April 20, 1800. Lawyer; member of Georgia state house of representatives, 1833; U.S. Representative from Georgia at-large, 1839-41, 1842-43; iron manufacturer; member of Georgia state senate, 1876. Slaveowner. Died near Cartersville, Bartow County, Ga., March 17, 1885 (age 84 years, 331 days). Original interment at a private or family graveyard, Bartow County, Ga.; reinterment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Cartersville, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Cooper and Judith (Harvey) Cooper; married, August 23, 1821, to Evaline Flournoy; married, January 6, 1825, to Sophronia Ann Roseana Randle; cousin *** of Eugenius Aristides Nisbet; second cousin once removed of Allen Daniel Candler and Milton Anthony Candler; second cousin twice removed of Joseph Meriwether Terrell and Ezekiel Samuel Candler Jr..
  Political family: Candler family of Georgia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Moses W. Formwalt (1820-1852) — of Atlanta, DeKalb County (now Fulton County), Ga. Born in Tennessee, 1820. Tinsmith; mayor of Atlanta, Ga., 1848-49; deputy sheriff. Stabbed and killed by a prisoner he was escorting, in May, 1852 (age about 31 years). Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Ga.
  See also Wikipedia article
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