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Lawyer

John James Mccook, American lawyer. member Alexander & Green (one of the oldest legal firms in the United States).

Background

Mccook, John James was born on May 25, 1845 in Carrollton, Ohio, United States. Son of Daniel and Martha (Latimer) M.

Education

Youngest of Ohio family known as “the fighting McCooks”—consisting of father and his nine sons, who, with five cousins, were all officers in the Civil War. Enlisted in 52d Ohio Infantry. Commissioned First lieutenant 6th Ohio Cavalry, and captain and a.-d.-c.

United States Vols., June 18, 1863-October 13, 1864. Served in campaigns of Perryville, Stone River Tullahoma, Chattanooga and Chickamauga with Western armies, and in General Grant’s campaign with Army of Potomac. Severely wounded, Shady Grove, Virginia, May, 1864.

Mustered out, brevetted lieutenant colonel vols. Bachelor of Arts, Kenyon College, 1866, A.M., 1869. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1869.

(honorary Master of Arts, Princeton, 1873. Doctor of Laws, University of Kansas, 1890, Lafayette, 1893).

Career

Practiced at New York, since 1871. Senior member Alexander & Green (one of the oldest legal firms in the United States). Was invited to place in President McKinley’s 1st cabinet.

Chairman Army and Navy Christian communications of the Young Men’s Christian Association during war with Spain, 1898. Trustee Kenyon College. Director Princeton Theological Seminary.

Home: New York, New York.

Membership

Member Alexander & Green (one of the oldest legal firms in the United States).

Connections

Married Janetta Alexander, February 17, 1876.

father:
Daniel M.

mother:
Martha (Latimer) M.

spouse:
Janetta Alexander