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Benjamin Hopson Cook

director , manufacturing executive

Benjamin Hopson Cook, American manufacturing executive, director. Board directors Texas Manufacturers Association, 1969-1971, Longview Young Men’s Christian Association, 1966-1969, United Fund, Longview, 1970-1972. Member Industrial Management Council (director since 1976), Society Automotive Engineers, Louisiana State University Alumni Association.

Background

Cook, Benjamin Hopson was born on April 7, 1926 in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States. Son of Tom and Eva (Hopson) Cook.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Adminstrn, Louisiana State University, 1948.

Career

Co-founder Stemco Manufacturing Company, Longview, Texas, 1951. (merged into Garlock Inc, Rochester, New York 1964), vice president oil seal group, 1969-1972, president, parent company, 1972-1976, chairman, chief executive officer, since 1976, also director. Group vice president Colt Industries, New York City, 1976-1982, senior vice president, 1982-1983, executive vice president, 1983-1991.

President Odin Corporation, Longview, Texas, since 1989. Chairman Century Capital Corporation, since 1991.

Religion

The Gospel of Christ shows the essential steps that one must take to attain the goal of salvation.

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

Board directors Texas Manufacturers Association, 1969-1971, Longview Young Men’s Christian Association, 1966-1969, United Fund, Longview, 1970-1972. Member Industrial Management Council (director since 1976), Society Automotive Engineers, Louisiana State University Alumni Association.

Connections

Married Irene Owen, August 20, 1948. Children: Lura Haden Cook Norman, Terry Ellen Cook Slater, Paul Stuart.

Politics

When the Church as a body engages with political issues, it should follow the principles of Christian faith.