In recognition of the lifetime achievements and legacy of a great man, the New Brunswick City Council on November 16 passed a memorial resolution honoring the late Aldrage B. Cooper, Jr. the first African-American Mayor in the City of New Brunswick.
“Al” Cooper was chosen by his fellow council members on February 11, 1974 to fill an unexpired mayoral term. He was sworn in nine days later on February 20 as the 58th Mayor of the City of New Brunswick and served through the end of 1974.
Former Mayor Cooper was a former Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Johnson & Johnson. He lived at 16 Stratford Place with his wife, Judy, and their two children, Jill Elizabeth and Aldrage III.
He passed away on September 21, 2016.
To read the resolution passed in former Mayor Cooper’s honor, please click the graphic below.