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director , Manufacturing executive

Benjamin Hopson Cook, American Manufacturing company executive. Board of 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

God offers a loving relationship. The Covenant is not a contract in which God and human beings agree to provide particular goods and services for each other. God has freely and graciously already made it possible.

Politics

Every Church statement in social or economic field should be seriously considered and demonstrate a competence in political sphere.

Views

As human beings people find themselves as part of an unjust, sinful and violent world, which we may feel individually helpless to change. If we accept forgiveness, God can enable us to resist evil and to live life to the full.

Membership

Board of 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.

father:
Tom Cook

mother:
Eva (Hopson) Cook

spouse:
Irene Owen

child:
Lura Haden Cook Norman Cook

child:
Terry Ellen Cook Slater Cook

child:
Paul Stuart Cook