Edith Cooper

Inducted into Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, 1984

Born in Albany, Edith Cooper graduated from Albany Teacher’s College and moved to Hartford after living in Washington, D.C. where she worked for the U.S. government during World War II. In 1949, at the age of 37, she won the Hartford city championship for women’s tennis.

She taught in the Hartford Public Schools, at the Yeshiva of Hartford, the Oak Hill School for the Blind, and the Emanuel Religious School. She was also a librarian at Beth Hillel Synagogue in Bloomfield and at Mount Sinai Hospital and a founder of the Jewish Historical Society.