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Lawyer

Cecil Newton Cook, American lawyer. Fellow American Bar Foundation, Texas Bar Found; member American, Texas (past chairman mineral section). Houston (past president) bar associations, Texas Juridical Institute (trustee 1973-1980), American Law Institute, Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Delta Phi.

Background

Cook, Cecil Newton was born on February 14, 1905 in Lufkin, Texas, United States. Son of William Newton and Mattie (Stanley) Cook.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, University Texas, 1926.

Career

Admitted to Texas bar, 1926. Practice in Fort Worth, 1926-1934, Houston, 1934-1980. Assistant district attorney, 1926.

Associate Coates & Mastin, 1927-1928. Partner Phillips, Trammell, Chizum, Price & Estes, 1929-1934, Cook & Walker, 1935, Kayser, Liddell, Benbow & Butler, 1936-1940, Cook, Blake, McCormick & Dickson, 1941-1944, Butler, Binion, Rice, Cook & Knapp, 1945-1980. Lecturer, Southwestern Legal Foundation, Dallas, American Bar Association New York City Special assistant attorney general Texas, 1954.

Chairman of the Board Houston Law Review, Inc., 1970-1977. President Houston Civic Music Association, 1951. Trustee Edna Gladney Home, Fort Worth, S. Texas College Law, Houston (chairman), Gray Foundation.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to legal journals, Mid-Century Law.

Membership

Fellow American Bar Foundation, Texas Bar Found. Member American, Texas (past chairman mineral section). Houston (past president) bar associations, Texas Juridical Institute (trustee 1973-1980), American Law Institute, Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Delta Phi.

Clubs: Houston Country, Petroleum, Ramada, Houston (director 1970-1973, vice president 1973-1974) (Houston).

Connections

Married Donalda Maxine Lamb, January 7, 1944. Children: James Randolph, Richard Nash.

father:
William Newton Cook

mother:
Mattie (Stanley) Cook

spouse:
Donalda Maxine Lamb

children:
James Randolph Cook

Richard Nash Cook