Cooper, Samuel D.D., a Congregational minister, was born in Boston, March 28, 1725. He graduated at Harvard in 1743, and was chosen collegiate pastor with Dr. Colman in the Brattle-street Church, Dec. 31,1744. He was ordained pastor May 21, 1746, and died Dec. 23,1783. He was made D.D. by the University of Edinburgh in 1767. Dr. Cooper published a few occasional sermons, and wrote contributions for the Boston Gazette and Independent Ledger. He was elected president of Harvard in 1774, but did not accept. — Sprague, Annals, 1:440.