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Paul Phillips Cooke

Paul Phillips Cooke, American writer, lecturer, consultant, researcher. Recipient Bessie Levine medal American Veterans Committee, 1960; Thomas Wyatt Turner award Office of Black Caths., 1983; His Holiness Pope John Paul II Pro Ecclesia Et Pontifice, 1984.


  • Cooke, Paul Phillips was born on June 29, 1917 in New York City. Son of Louis Philip and Mamie Kathleen (Phillips) Cooke.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Miner Teachers College, 1937. Master of Arts, New York University, 1941. Master of Arts, Catholic University America, 1943.

      Doctor of Education, Columbia University, 1947. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Düsseldorf.C., 1986.


    • Teacher English and history Public School of District of Columbia, Washington, 1941-1944. Instructor in English Miner Teacher's College, 1944-1949, from assistant to associate professor, 1949-1953. Professor Miner Teachers College, 1954-1955, District Columbia Teacher's College, Washington, 1955-1974.

      Academy dean District of Columbia Teachers College, 1962-1964, president, 1966-1974. Director model school division Public Schools District of Columbia, 1964-1965. Director international programs American Association State Colleges & Universities, Washington, 1974-1975.

      Consultant World Peace Through Law Center, 1974-1978. Writer, researcher, consultant physics, astronomy and special education departments Howard University, Washington, 1976-1981. Consultant, reader Anacostia Museum/Smithsonian Institution, Washington.


    • Author: Civil Rights in the United States, 1966, Mary Church Terrell, 1978, Normal Schools in District of Columbia, 1983, Graduates of the District of Columbia and Predecessor Institutions, 1990, Perspectives on the Preparation of American Teachers and Educators, 1990. Contributor articles and reviews to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Chair, member advisory committee United States Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, 1978-1987. National chair American Veterans Committee, 1963-1965. Director At Large International Association Torch Clubs, 1982-1985.

    With United States Air Force. Member Association for Study of Afro-American Life and History (editor, contributor Washington chapter since 1987), Kappa Alpha Psi (president Washington chapter 1953-1955).


    • Married Rose Clifford, August 22, 1940. Children: Kelsey C. Meyersburg, Paul C., Anne E., Katherine M.
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    Born June 29, 1917
    Died July 4, 2010
    (aged 93)
    • 1937
      Miner Teachers College
    • 1941
      New York University
    • 1943
      Catholic University America
    • 1947
      Columbia University
    • 1986
      University D.C.
    • 1941 - 1944
      Teacher, English and history Public School of District of Columbia
      Washington, United States
    • 1954 - 1955
      professor, Miner Teachers College
    • 1955 - 1974
      professor, Miner Teachers College
      Washington, United States
    • 1964 - 1965
      director, model school division Public Schools District of Columbia
    • 1974 - 1975
      director, international programs American Association State Colleges & Universities
      Washington, United States
    • 1974 - 1978
      consultant, World Peace Through Law Center
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