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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Continental Federal Credit Union Director and Former Board Chairman Allan Cooper is not one to back away from a fight to preserve consumer choice and the cooperative nature upon which credit unions wer founded.

For Cooper those are not just lofty ideals but concepts that speak to the very core of the credit union legacy. No stranger to credit unions, Cooper’s mother had been a credit union member in the ’50s. He became an active member 48 years ago, in 1960, when after discharge from the Army Security Agency, he went to work for the Telephone Company in Santa Monica, Calif. At the time he earned $1.57 an hour and needed a car loan, and the General Telephone Company Credit Union was there for him. He was hooked.

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