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BUCHANAN--Jean Cooper, 67, retired music teacher. Memorial Monday, April 3, 11a.m. St. Paul's Church, 113 Engle St., Englewood, NJ. No flowers. Gifts Jean Buchanan Fund, c/o A & F LaGuardia HS, Box 231485, Ansonia Station, New York, NY 10023.
Seeing an opportunity to profit off widespread resentment over the tax system, he ensnared 50,000 Americans who sought to dodge the I.R.S.
Cooper fought many of the top boxers of his day but was better known for his losses than for his victories. He also fought a serious drug problem.
California’s governor may permit a DNA test pointing to Cooper’s innocence.
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Also a civil rights activist and educator, she championed African and African-American art, building a collection and then rebuilding it after a fire.
A veteran of the fight to take a Pacific atoll in World War II, he fought for the return of Marines’ remains and to restore a beach as “hallowed ground.”
Mr. Cooper’s 2007 concoction, St-Germain, was so embraced by the cocktail crowd that it became known as “bartender’s ketchup.”
Mr. Cooper, a descendant of James Fenimore Cooper, was an author, a writer for The New Yorker and the bulletin editor for the Century Association.
Ms. Cooper and her husband, Andrew Cooper, sued in the early 1960s to challenge racially gerrymandered congressional district lines, which were redrawn under court order.
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He first attracted attention with the band Television, a fixture of the New York punk rock scene. But his music wasn’t so easily categorized.
One of the last surviving Black pilots from that celebrated group, he was surrounded by an angry mob after parachuting from his P-51 over Austria during World War II.
With partners on NBC and then CBS, and with a rapid, opinionated style, he was heard during every N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament from 1975 to 2008.
“The virtual banishment of figuration and narrative from the vocabulary of so many thoughtful artists was one of the legacies of the modernists,” he said. “I never accepted this.”
He preferred to take pictures of ordinary people. But in events separated by six years, he took indelible pictures of two people who transcended celebrity.
He emphasized the basics of the Japanese martial art, and he encouraged his students to develop their own interpretations of it.