The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Cooper, Hon. Pope Alexander
Cooper, Hon. Pope Alexander, M.A., Puisne Judge, Queensland, fifth son of Francis Cooper, of Sydney, N.S.W., was educated at Sydney University, where he took the Gilchrist and several other scholarships, and graduated B.A. and M.A. He matriculated at London University, and entered as a student of the Middle Temple in Oct. 1868, being called to the bar in June 1872, when he returned to Queensland, and commenced practice in June 1874. Mr. Cooper was returned to the Assembly for Bowen, and was appointed Attorney-General and a member of the Executive Council in the McIlwraith Ministry in Dec. 1880. He resigned office in Jan. 1883 on being appointed to his present position of Judge of the Supreme Court, Northern division. Mr. Justice Cooper married, on August 19th, 1873, Alice Frener, daughter of James Cooper, of London.