Perry O. Hooper, Sr., American judge, Died at 91


Perry Oliver Hooper, Sr. was born on April 8, 1925, and died on April 24, 2016.

He was an American jurist.

He served as the twenty-seventh Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court from 1995 to 2001.

He was the first Republican since Reconstruction to have been elected to his state’s highest court.

After service in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, Hooper attended Birmingham Southern College and the University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa.

With certifications of his Juris Doctor degree from UA, he entered private practice.

During 1964, in the Barry Goldwater sweep of Alabama, Hooper was elected probate judge of Montgomery County, the first Republican to have been elected to that position since the 19th century.

Perry proceeded as the probate judge, handling wills, successions, and estate transactions, until 1974, when was elected Judge of Alabama’s 15th Judicial Circuit.

He returned to private practice, in 1983.

Perry Oliver Hooper, Sr. pass away at 91 yrs old.