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Construction company executive

James Harrison Cook, American construction company executive, retired. Registered professional engineer, Minnesota, Wisconsin.

Background

Cook, James Harrison was born on September 6, 1920 in Red Wing, Minnesota, United States. Son of Harry Cleveland and Alvida Caroline (Lillyblad) Cook.

Education

BME, University of Minnesota, 1942;postgraduate, Ohio State University, 1947;student, United Theological Seminary, New Brighton, Minnesota, 1975-1977.

Career

Junior engineer, Red Wing Potteries, 1940-1942;plant layout engineer, N. American Aviation, Inc., Kansas City, 1942-1943;research engineer, Battelle Institute, Columbus, Ohio., 1946-1974;owner, manager, Red Wing Iron Works, 1954-1983;president, N. Star Mech. Contractors, Red Wing, 1965-1983;also board directors, N. Star Mech. Contractors, Red Wing.

Engineering consultant Bachelor of Science Foot Tanning Company, Red Wing, 1967-1980. Independent construction engineering, Red Wing, since 1983.

Achievements

  • Registered professional engineer, Minnesota, Wisconsin.

Membership

Member Board Public Works, Red Wing, 1955-1961, Red Wing Library. Board, 1964-1969; president Goodhue County Alliance for Mentally Illinois, Red Wing, since 1984. Nonstipendiary priest Episcopal Church, since 1977.

Member advisory committee mental health Goodhue County, since 1988, Coalition for Transitional Housing, since 1990. With United States Navy, 1944-1946, PTO. Member National Association Self Supporting Active Ministry. Lodges: Masons.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Hamilton Hull, December 28, 1946. Children: James H. Junior, Edward H., Caroline E.

father:
Harry Cleveland Cook

mother:
Alvida Caroline (Lillyblad) Cook

spouse:
Elizabeth Hamilton Hull

child:
James H. Junior Cook

child:
Edward H. Cook

child:
Caroline E. Cook