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George Thomas Cook

George Thomas Cook, American newspaper executive. Served to 1st lieutenant, infantry, Military Police, Transportation Corps Army of the United States, 1940-1946.

Background

  • Cook, George Thomas was born on April 12, 1921 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of James Merkle and Mary (Harp) Cook.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University Alabama, 1949.

    Career

    • Reporter Birmingham (Alabama) Post-Herald, 1949-1962, state editor, 1962-1965, city editor, 1965-1966, managing editor, 1966-1980, associate editor, 1980-1986.

    Politics

    Every human being regardless of its race, gender or sexual orientation should have all human and civil rights.

    Religion

    Since righteousness is demanded of God, one needs to know how to receive it. It is received through faith. It is having faith in God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Small groups inside the Methodist Church should be developed. Thus all members of “societies” could receive support and be challenged in their faith.

    Membership

    Served to 1st lieutenant, infantry, Military Police, Transportation Corps Army of the United States, 1940-1946.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Frances Berry, May 3, 1952. Children– Frances Ellen, Christopher Alan.
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    Died February 18, 1987
    (aged 65)
    • 1949
      University Alabama
    • 1949 - 1962
      Reporter Birmingham (Alabama) Post-Herald
    • 1962 - 1965
      Reporter Birmingham (Alabama) Post-Herald
    • 1965 - 1966
      Reporter Birmingham (Alabama) Post-Herald
    • 1966 - 1980
      Reporter Birmingham (Alabama) Post-Herald