Henry Cooper (1907-2003 )
Oil on canvas, 1990
75 H x 60 W in.
Presented: April 27, 1900
Donor: Directors of the Library Company of the Baltimore Bar
Owner: Library Company of the Baltimore Bar
Admitted to the bar, 1780
Member, Virginia House of Delegates, 1780
Member, House of Burgesses, 1782-1788
Delegate to the State constitutional convention for the ratification of the Federal Constitution, 1788
Special Commissioner to France, 1797-1798
U.S. House of Representatives, Virginia (Federalist), 1799-1800
U.S. Secretary of State, 1800
Chief Justice, United States Supreme Court, February 4, 1801-1835
The original portrait was damaged in the 1950’s during renovations to the courthouse. A black and white photograph taken in 1938 is the only evidence of the likeness of the portrait. The new portrait was unveiled for the 150th anniversary of the Library Company of the Baltimore Bar.