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Thornton Cooke

Thornton Cooke, American banker. Member American Bankers Association (chairman commission on taxation 1924-1932).


  • Cooke, Thornton was born on December 22, 1873 in South Sodus, New York, United States. Son of Sidney Granger and Helen Maria (Thornton) Cooke.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of Kansas, 1893. A.M., Harvard, 1897.


    • Assistant cashier, later cashier Bank of Herington (Kansas), 1893-1896, 1897-1902. Assistant treasurer Fidelity Trust Company, Kansas City, Missoury, 1902-1906, treasurer, 1906-1911, vice president, 1911-1916. President Midwest National Bank, Kansas City, 1916-1918.

      With Capital Issues Committee, Washington, District of Columbia, 1918-1919. President Columbia National Bank, Kansas City, 1919-1946. Chairman of the Board, 1947-1950, retired, 1950.

      Trustee, Flour Mills of America, Incorporated, 1939-1941. City attorney Herington, 1896. Mayor, 1900. President Kansas City Clearing House Association, 1930-1932 and 1946-1948.

      Member advisory committee Reconstruction Finance Corporation, Kansas City Office.


    • Editor: Survey of Bank Taxation in United States (4 editions), 1925-1931. Contributor to Harvard Quarterly Journal of Economics, Banking, American Economic Review, London Economist, Nation’s Business, Atlantic Monthly.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Unitarian


    Member American Bankers Association (chairman commission on taxation 1924-1932). Clubs: University, Kansas City Country, Harvard.


    • Married Emily Darlington Hulme, October 15, 1898. Children: Sidney Merritt, Martha Darlington (deceased), Laure Payon Morse.
    • father: Sidney Granger Cooke
    • mother: Helen Maria (Thornton) Cooke
    • spouse: Emily Darlington Hulme
    • children: Sidney Merritt Cooke
    • Martha Darlington Cooke (deceased)
    • Laure Payon Morse Cooke
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    Born December 22, 1873
    Died February 25, 1952
    (aged 78)