Log In

Paul Phillips Cooke Edit Profile

consultant , lecturer , researcher , writer

Paul Phillips Cooke, American writer, lecturer, consultant, researcher. Recipient Bessie Levine medal American Veterans Committee, 1960; Thomas Wyatt Turner award Office of Black Caths., 1983; His Holiness Pope John Paul II Pro Ecclesia Et Pontifice, 1984.


Cooke, Paul Phillips was born on June 29, 1917 in New York City. Son of Louis Philip and Mamie Kathleen (Phillips) Cooke.


Bachelor of Science, Miner Teachers College, 1937. Master of Arts, New York University, 1941. Master of Arts, Catholic University America, 1943.

Doctor of Education, Columbia University, 1947. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Düsseldorf.C., 1986.


Teacher English and history, Public School of District of Columbia, Washington, 1941-1944; instructor in English, Miner Teacher's College, Washington, 1944-1949; from assistant to associate professor, Miner Teacher's College, Washington, 1949-1953; professor, Miner Teachers College, 1954-1955; professor, District Columbia Teacher's College, Washington, 1955-1974; academic dean, District of Columbia Teacher's College, Washington, 1962-1964; director model school division, Public Schools District of Columbia, 1964-1965; president, District of Columbia Teacher's College, Washington, 1966-1974; director international programs, American Association State Colleges Universities, Washington, 1974-1975; consultant, World Peace Through Law Center, Washington, 1974-1978. Writer, researcher, consultant physics, astronomy and special education departments Howard U., Washington, 1976-1981. Consultant, reader Anacostia Museum/SmithsonianInstn., Washington, since 1979.


Chair, member of advisory committee United States Commision on Civil Rights, Washington, 1978-1987. National chair American Veterans Committee, 1963-1965. Director At Large International Association Torch Clubs, 1982-1985.

With United States Air Force. Member Association for Study of Afro-American Life and History (editor, contributor Washington chapter since 1987), Kappa Alpha Psi (president Washington chapter 1953-1955).


Married Rose Clifford, August 22, 1940. Children: Kelsey C. Meyersburg, Paul C., Anne E., Katherine M.

Louis Philip Cooke

Mamie Kathleen (Phillips) Cooke

Rose Clifford

Katherine M. Cooke

Paul C. Cooke

Kelsey C. Meyersburg Cooke

Anne E. Cooke