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William Leslie Cook

William Leslie Cook, lawyer. Bar: Mississippi 1974, United States District Court (northern district) Mississippi 1974, United States District Court (western district) Tennessee 1986. Paul Harris fellow since 1998.

Background

  • Cook, William Leslie was born on July 1, 1949. Son of William Leslie and Mary Elizabeth (Roberts) Cook.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Mississippi, 1971. Juris Doctor, University Mississippi, 1974.

    Career

    • Associate Bailey & Trusty, Batesville, Mississippi, 1974-1979. Partner Bailey, Trusty & Cook, 1980-1990, Bailey & Cook, Batesville, 1990-1992, Bailey, Cook & Womble, Batesville, from 1992. Chairman, Mississippi College Republican Clubs, 1973, Panola County March of Dimes, Batesville, 1976-1978.

      Mississippi chairman National Organization Social Security Claimants Representatives, 1981-1982. Representative Honor Council, University Mississippi School Law, 1974.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Mississippi 1974, United States District Court (northern district) Mississippi 1974, United States District Court (western district) Tennessee 1986.

    Politics

    The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.

    Religion

    The ultimate goal to be attained is not only to be saved from something. The purpose God has is to be saved to something.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Every person needs the Church for spiritual and emotional care that enables to reconcile relations with God, with others, and with self.

    Membership

    King Batesville Junior Auxiliary Charity Ball, 2000. Member American Bar Association (torts and insurance practice section since 1979, vice chairman committee on delivery of legal services tothe disabled young lawyers division 1983-1985, general practice section 1985-1986), Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Mississippi State Bar (state board bar admissions 1978-1979, member ethics committee 1980-1983, board directors Young Lawyers section 1980-1983, chairman committee on unauthorized practice of law 1983-1986, workers compensation section, member committee on Kid's Second Chance 1992), Panola County Bar Association (president 1979-1980), Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association (membership committee 1983-1984), Court Practice Institute (diplomate), Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, Lamar Society International Law, Lamar Order-U. Mississippi, Batesville Junior Chamber of Commerce (legal counsel 1975-1977), Masons, Shriners, Rotary (president 1991-1992, 96-97, assistant district governor 1997-1999, district governor nominee 1999-2000, district governor 2000-2001, multiple Paul Harris fellow, Four Aves. of Service Citation, Rotary Foundation District Service award, District Foundation chairman major gifts, delegate Council on Legislation 2003^), Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha, Delta Theta Pi.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Jo Dorr, July 17, 1976. Children: Leslie Patton, William Roberts, Maribeth Dorr.
    • father: William Leslie Cook
    • mother: Mary Elizabeth (Roberts) Cook
    • spouse: Mary Jo Dorr
    • children: Leslie Patton Cook
    • William Roberts Cook
    • Maribeth Dorr Cook
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    Born July 1, 1949
    Died January 20, 2004
    (aged 54)

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