Ben Cooper (1854 - January 1920) was a trade unionist and politician.
Apprenticed to the tobacco trade in Norwich, he rose to become the General Secretary of the Cigar Makers' Mutual Association. Although his union was small, he held a position on the Parliamentary Committee of the Trades Union Congress.
In a group photograph here .
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- "News in Brief". The Times: p. 7. 17 January 1920.