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James Clinton Cook

James Clinton Cook, American engineer, educator. Decorated Bronze Star medal (United States); Croix de Guerre avec palme (Belgium). Registered profile engineer, South Carolina. Served from Second lieutenant to major Army of the United States, 1941-1946; Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society Engineering Education, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi.

Background

  • Cook, James Clinton was born on September 21, 1918 in Atlanta. Son of James Clinton and Alline (Wellborn) Cook.

  • Education

    • Biomedical Engineering, Clemson College, 1939, Master of Mechanical Engineering, 1951. Master of Science (fellow General Education Board, Rockefeller Foundation), University of Michigan, 1953, Doctor of Philosophy., 1955.

    Career

    • Engineer, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, 1939-1941. Chief movements branch transport division Office Military Government for Germany, 1946-1948. Assistant and associate professor mechanic engineering Clemson College, 1948-1954, professor, head department, since 1954.

      Senior mechanic engineer Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, summers 1955, 56, 57, 59.

    Politics

    Pacifists should be honored because they do not allow us to become complacent about war and violence.

    Religion

    The Gospel of Christ is the message that can lead one to salvation. It shows the essential steps that one must take to secure the goal that God wishes all to attain.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Bible is the primary source of theology and doctrine, with three others being tradition, reason and experience.

    Membership

    Served from Second lieutenant to major Army of the United States, 1941-1946. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society Engineering Education, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi.

    Connections

    • Married Irene Schwarz, February 26, 1946. Children: James Clinton III, Frances Alline, Robert Wellborn.
    • father: James Clinton Cook
    • mother: Alline (Wellborn) Cook
    • spouse: Irene Schwarz
    • children: James Clinton III Cook
    • Frances Alline Cook
    • Robert Wellborn Cook
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    Born September 21, 1918
    Died September 28, 1965
    (aged 47)
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