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John Sidney Cooper | Inducted by 1920

President of the National Horse Exchange and represented the horse commission merchants on the board of directors at the International Live Stock exhibition.

1842-1917 | Artist: Robert Wadsworth Grafton (1876-1936)



Impact & Accomplishments


This Chicagoan began as a railroad brakeman and conductor, and then operated a street cleaning business, before launching a teaming and stable business.


In 1885, he established the horse and mule commission within the Union Stock Yards, where he organized national auctions.


He served as president of the National Horse Exchange and represented the horse commission merchants on the board of directors at the International Live Stock exhibition in its early years.



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