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pharmacist.

Roy Bird Cook, American pharmacist. Recipient Remington medal for service to pharmacy, 1955, West Virginia Library Association Award, 1957.

Background

Cook, Roy Bird was born on April 1, 1886 in near Weston, West Virginia, United States. Son of David Bird and Dora Elizabeth (Conrad) Cook.

Education

Descendant on paternal side of Peter Thomas Holl (Hull), from Holland to Philadelphia, 1741, later Augusta County, Virginia. Graduated from the high school, Weston, 1904. Doctor of Laws, West Virginia University, 1938.

Career

With Keller-Cook Company, Huntington, West Virginia, 1910-1919. Treasurer Kreig, Wallace & McQuaide, chain stores, Charleston, West Virginia, 1919-1926. President Cook Drug Company Associate editor Weston (West Virginia) Independent, also president Independent Publishing Company, 1933-1941.

Secretary West Virginia State Board of Pharmacy. Member National Board of Pharmacy, West Virginia Commision on Historic and Scenic Markers, West Virginia Stonewall Jackson Memorial Fund. Member West Virginia War History Commission.

President National Association Bds. of Pharmacy, 1938-1939. President West Virginia Newspaper Council, 1939-1940.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Associate editor Weston (West Virginia) Independent, also president Independent Publishing Company, 1933-1941. Secretary West Virginia State Board of Pharmacy. Member National Board of Pharmacy, West Virginia Commision on Historic and Scenic Markers, West Virginia Stonewall Jackson Memorial Fund.

      Member West Virginia War History Commission. President National Association Bds. of Pharmacy, 1938-1939. President West Virginia Newspaper Council, 1939-1940.

Membership

Member American Institute History Pharmacy (honorary president), American Pharmaceutical Association (chairman house of deals 1935-1936, president 1942-1943. Member of council), West Virginia Pharmaceutical Association (president 1918-1919), S.R., West Virginia History Society (president 1949-1950). Mason.; Member Charleston Park Commission, Charleston Committee for Celebration 200th Anniversary Birth of George Washington.

Member board Kanawha County Public Library.

Connections

Married Nelle Williams Camden, August 23, 1907 (died December 3, 1940).; married second, Mistress. Children: Betty Keith, Eleanor Bird, Mary Randolph.

father:
David Bird Cook

mother:
Dora Elizabeth (Conrad) Cook

spouse:
Nelle Williams Camden

spouse:
Mistress

child:
Betty Keith Cook

child:
Eleanor Bird Cook

child:
Mary Randolph Cook