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George Thomas Cook, American Newspaper executive. Served to First lieutenant, infantry, Military Police, Transportation Corps Army of the United States, 1940-1946.

Background

Cook, George Thomas was born on April 12, 1921 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of James Merkle and Mary (Harp) Cook.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University Alabama, 1949.

Career

Reporter, Birmingham (Alabama) Post-Herald, 1949-1962; state editor, Birmingham (Alabama) Post-Herald, 1962-1965; city editor, Birmingham (Alabama) Post-Herald, 1965-1966; managing editor, Birmingham (Alabama) Post-Herald, 1966-1980; associate editor, Birmingham (Alabama) Post-Herald, 1980-1986.

Politics

The use of force should be supported, but only in extreme situations and only when the need is clear beyond reasonable doubt, and through appropriate international organizations.

Views

Every Church member should be trusted with responsibilities. In building the local Methodist groups or 'societies', they should be trained to maintain the meetings and give pastoral care and challenge to the members.

Membership

Served to First lieutenant, infantry, Military Police, Transportation Corps Army of the United States, 1940-1946.

Connections

Married Mary Frances Berry, May 3, 1952. Children— Frances Ellen, Christopher Alan.

father:
James Merkle Cook

mother:
Mary (Harp) Cook

spouse:
Mary Frances Berry

children:
Christopher Alan Cook

Frances Ellen Cook