Harold D. Cooley

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Harold D. Cooley
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 4th district
In office
July 7, 1934 – December 30, 1966
Preceded by Edward W. Pou
Succeeded by James Carson Gardner
Personal details
Born (1897-07-26)July 26, 1897
Nashville, North Carolina
Died January 15, 1974(1974-01-15) (aged 76)
Wilson, North Carolina
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of North Carolina, Yale University Law School
Occupation lawyer

Harold Dunbar Cooley (July 26, 1897 – January 15, 1974) was an American politician of the Democratic Party. He represented the Fourth Congressional district of North Carolina from 1934 to 1966. Cooley remains the longest-serving Chairman in the history of the United States House Committee on Agriculture.

He was nearly defeated in 1964 by Republican James Carson Gardner and lost to Gardner in a stunning 13-point upset in 1966.[1]

His home at Nashville, the Bissette-Cooley House, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[2]


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edward W. Pou
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
James C. Gardner
Preceded by
Clifford R. Hope
Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee
Succeeded by
William R. Poage
Preceded by
Clifford R. Hope
Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee
Succeeded by
Clifford R. Hope