Cooper, Myles, Dd
Cooper, Myles, D.D.
an English clergyman, was born in 1735, and educated at the University of Oxford, taking the degree of A.M. in 1760. He arrived in New York in the fall of 1762, and was at once appointed professor of moral philosophy in King's College, in that city.
"The following year, upon the resignation of Dr. Johnson, the president of the college, he was elected to fill his place. His administration, supported as he was by able assistants, was very successful. When the war of the Revolution commenced, the affairs of the college became embarrassed. Dr. Cooper was a loyalist, and he found his position so unpleasant that, in 1775, he resigned, returned to England, and became one of the ministers of an Episcopal Church in Edinburgh, in which city he died, May 1, 1785. He was the author of several literary works. See Allen, Amer. Biog. s.v.; Saibine, Loyalists of the Amer. Revolution, 1:335. (J.C.S.)