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Charles Henry "Chuck" Cooper
Birth: Sep. 29, 1926
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 5, 1984
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA

Professional Basketball Player. He was a high school star at Pittsburgh's Westinghouse High, who elected to stay at home and continue to play collegiately at Duquense, where he starred from 1947 to 1950. Led the "Dukes" to a 78-19 record and two NIT appearances in his four-year career and captained a 1949-50 squad that finished with a 23-6 record and No. 6 national ranking. That 1950 edition of the Dukes were the first Duquesne team to be ranked for an entire season by the Associated Press. Cooper went on to become the first black player - and first Duquesne player - drafted by an NBA team when the Boston Celtics selected him in the second round of the 1950 draft. He played in the NBA for six seasons, also including stints with the Milwaukee/St. Louis Hawks and Fort Wayne Zollner Piston. His #15 jersey has been retired by Duquense. His #11 Celtic jersey, although still active, has been hung among jerseys for special honor at the Boston Garden and current Celtic home, the Fleet Center. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) 
Family links: 
  Daniel Webster Cooper (1884 - 1961)
  Emma C Brown Cooper (1884 - 1971)
  Irva Estelle Lee Cooper (1931 - 2015)*
  Cornell Cooper (1910 - 1984)*
  Wendell Webster Cooper (1912 - 1978)*
  Leila E Cooper (1916 - 1924)*
  Charles Henry Cooper (1926 - 1984)
*Calculated relationship
Homewood Cemetery
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section: 32, Division: 10, Row: 6, Grave: 7
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Originally Created by: Warrick L. Barrett
Record added: Jan 19, 2003
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Charles Henry Chuck Cooper
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