COOLEY, Wes, (1932 - 2015)

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Gift of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress

COOLEY, Wes, a Representative from Oregon; born in Los Angeles, Calif., March 28, 1932; graduated from Leuzinger High School, Lawndale, Calif., 1949; B.S., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif., 1958; served in the United States Army, 1952-1954; owner, Vitamin Supplements Company; rancher; member of the Oregon state senate, 1992-1995; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourth Congress (January 3, 1995-January 3, 1997); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fifth Congress in 1996; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination to the One Hundred Sixth Congress in 1998; died on February 4, 2015, in Bend, Oreg.