Perry O. Hooper, Sr.

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Perry Oliver Hooper, Sr. (born April 8, 1925, in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American jurist who served as the twenty-seventh Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court from 1995 to 2001. He was the first Republican to have been elected to his states highest court. Hooper attended Birmingham Southern College and the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa after service in the United States Marine Corps. After receipt of his Juris Doctor degree at UA, he entered private practice. In 1964, during the Barry Goldwater sweep of Alabama, Hooper was elected probate judge of Montgomery County, Alabama, the first Republican to have been elected to that position since the 19th century. He continued in that position until 1974, when was elected Circuit Judge of Alabamas 15th Judicial Circuit. In 1983, he returned to private practice.