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George Washington Cook

ex-congressman.

George Washington Cook, American ex-congressman. member Loyal Legion.

Background

Cook, George Washington was born on November 10, 1851 in Bedford, Indiana, United States. Son of Lieutenant Samuel and Agnes (Dodson) Cook.

Education

Ran away from home and enlisted as drummer boy at 12 serving in Indiana regts. in Army of the Cumberland. Chief regimental clerk 145th Indiana Vols. at 14 (youngest in the army filling that position). Academic education after Civil War.

Career

Service at Chicago, 1872-1880. General agent Monon System, 1880-1887. Later div. superintendent D. & Radh Govinda Railway and joint agent D. & Radh Govinda and Denver & S. Park rys. at Leadville, Colorado.

Engaged in mining, since 1889. Mayor Leadville, Colorado, 2 terms, 1885-1887, and reneminated by acclamation, but declined. Member 60th Congress (1907-1909), from Colorado at-large.

Membership

Member Loyal Legion.

Connections

father:
Lieutenant Samuel Cook

mother:
Agnes (Dodson) Cook