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Joel Cook

Joel Cook, American congressman. Member 60th and 61st Congresses (1907-1911), 2d Pennsylvania District Vice president. and treasurer United Security Life Insurance & Trust Company President Phila Board Trade.

Background

  • Cook, Joel was born on March 20, 1842 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Joel and Mary Paul (Yerkes) Cook.

  • Education

    • Brother of Richard Yerkes C. Bachelor of Arts, Central High School, Philadelphia, 1859.

    Career

    • Admitted to bar, 1863. Adopted journalism as profession. War correspondent with Army of Potomac, 1862-1863.

      On editorial staff Public Ledger, 1865-1906, and its financial editor, 1883-1906. On staff of foreign correspondence London Times, 1865-1907.

    Works

    • Author: England, Picturesque and Descriptive.

    Membership

    Member 60th and 61st Congresses (1907-1911), 2d Pennsylvania District Vice president. and treasurer United Security Life Insurance & Trust Company President Phila Board Trade.

    Connections

    • Married Mary J. Edmunds, September 19, 1865.
    • father: Joel Cook
    • mother: Mary Paul (Yerkes) Cook
    • spouse: Mary J. Edmunds
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    Died 1910
    (aged 67)
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