T. Charles Cooper

Chuck Cooper
Assistant Administrator

Chuck Cooper joined USAID as Assistant Administrator for Legislative and Public Affairs in January 2013. He previously served as Vice President for Congressional and Public Affairs at the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

From 1997 to 2010, Cooper worked at the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee where he served as staff director (2000-2010), general counsel and deputy staff director (1999-2000), and policy adviser (1997-1999). He served with Senators Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.).

Cooper started his career on Capitol Hill in 1996 as a legislative assistant to Rep. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). From 1986 to 1996, he practiced law at Smith, Marshall and Weaver in his hometown of Cleveland.

Cooper has a Bachelor's Degree in political science and English literature from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and a Master's Degree in public and non-profit management, with a specialization in public policy, from New York University.

Last updated: July 12, 2013

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