The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]
Mr. Harold Riddiford Cooper
Mr. Harold Riddiford Cooper is the youngest son of Mr. G. S. Cooper, late Under-Secretary for the Colony. He was born in Wellington, in December, 1876, was educated at the Collegiate School, Wanganui, and was articled to Messrs. Skerrett and Wylie, of Wellington. He remained with this firm for six years, qualified as a solicitor in 1898, and as a barrister in the year 1900, and in 1902 joined the firm of Bell, Gully, Bell and Myers as resident partner in Palmerston North. Mr. Cooper is a member of the executive of the Chamber of Commerce, has been a steward of the Manawatu Racing Club for some years, and is also connected with athletic and social clubs. In the year 1902 Mr. Cooper married the only daughter of District Judge Haselden, and has one son.