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COPP, ANDREW JAMES JR.

COPP, ANDREW JAMES JR.

Father of Dr. Joseph Pette Copp (Dentist). Dr. Joseph Pette Copp married Ethel Josephine Hogan (Della Mae Hogan’s first cousin).

Thoroughly prepared for the practice of his profession by extensive collegiate training as well as the comprehensive experience gained through more than 20 years of active practice, Andrew J. Copp, Jr., of Los Angeles, has become one of the prominent members of the California bar.

      Mr. Copp is a native of New York state, and was born in Millertown in 1880. While very young he moved with his parents to Los Angeles, attending the grammar schools of that city until 1895. He then studied for one year at the high school of Dorchester, Mass., and for three years at the Boston Latin School, from which he was graduated in June 1899; after which he entered Stanford University, which conferred on him the A. B. degree in 1902. His legal training was obtained at the University of Michigan.

      Upon admission to the bar, Mr. Copp entered practice at Los Angeles in association with the well known firm of Lawler, Allen & Van Dyke, with whom he remained for about one year. He has since engaged in general civil practice individually, and has built up a representative clientele.

      Mr. Copp has always been interested in military training, and after joining the California National Guard as a private he was advanced to First Lieutenant and later to the rank of Captain, being in charge of the California State Rifle Team in 1907. In 1909 he was transferred to the Judge Advocate General’s Department of the California National Guard with the rank of Major. During the World war he served first as Major Judge Advocate and later Lieutenant Colonel Judge Advocate. Since the armistice he has been commissioned Lieutenant Colonel, Judge Advocate General, Officers Reserve Corps.

      Mr. Copp holds membership in the American Bar Association, State Bar of California, and Los Angeles County Bar Association, which he served as Secretary from 1910 to 1913, as well as the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, Jonathan Club, Stanford Club of Los Angeles, Army & Navy Club of San Francisco, Association of the Army of the United States, and Reserve Officers Association. He is a 32° Mason, Shriner, Knight Templar, and a member of the American Legion, Sons of the Revolution, and Society of Colonial Wars. He served as a member of the Municipal Charities Commission in 1913 and of the Board of Education of the City of Los Angeles from 1915 to 1917. In 1912 he married Cora Eastman Lord and they have two children, Andrew James III and Jane Pendexter.

See Ethel Hogan.

Transcribed by: Jeanne Sturgis Taylor. 

Source: “American Blue Book California Lawyers” by H. James Boswell, Pages 88-89, Produced by H. James Boswell, 1928.