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Thomas Cook MacDonald,, American lawyer, mediator. Bar: Florida 1953. Recipient George Carr award Federal Bar Association, 1991, Herbert Goldburg award Hillsborough County Bar Association, 1995.


MacDonald,, Thomas Cook was born on October 11, 1929 in Atlanta. Son of Thomas Cook and Mary (Morgan) Macdonald.


Bachelor of Science with high honors, University Florida, 1951. Bachelor of Laws with high honors, University Florida, 1953.


Practice law, Tampa, since 1953;member firm, Shackleford, Farrior, Stallings & Evans, 1953-1997;member, Cook, Bell & MacDonald, Tampa, since 1997;mediator, Cook, Bell & MacDonald, Tampa, since 1997. Special counsel Governor of Florida, 1963, U. Florida, since 1972. Delegate 5th circuit Judicial Conference, 1970-1981.

Member of advisory committee United States Court Appeals (5th circuit), 1975-1978, (11th circuit), 1988-1993. Member Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission, 1983-1988, vice chairman, 1987, chairman, 1988, general counsel, since 1997. Member judicial nominating committee Florida Supreme Court, since 1995.


Member Florida Student Scholarship and Loan Commission, 1963-1967. Board directors University Community Hospital, Tampa, 1968-1978, Florida West Coast Sports Association, 1965-1980, Hall of Fame Bowl (now Outback Bowl) Association, 1989-1993, Jim Walter Corporation, 1979-1987. Member Hillsborough County Public Education Study Commission, 1965.

Licensed lay eucharistic minister Episcopal Church, since 1961. Chancellor Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida, 1990-1993, since 2000, church attorney for ecclesiastical court, 1998-2000. Board directors University Florida Foundation, 1978-1986, Shands Teaching Hospital, University Florida, 1981-1995.

Counsel Tampa Sports Authority, 1983-1994. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers (chairman state committee 1990-1991), American Bar Foundation, Florida Bar (chairman committee professional ethics 1966-1970, board governors 1970-1974, bar member Supreme Court committee on standards conduct governing judges 1976, Presidential award of merit 1995). Member American Bar Association (committee on ethics and professional responsibility 1970-1976), American Law Institute (life), 11th Circuit History Society (trustee 1982-1995, president 1989-1995), University Florida National Alumni Association (president 1973), Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Phi, Florida Blue Key, Kappa Alpha.


Married Gay Anne Everiss, June 30, 1956. Children: Margaret Anne, Thomas William.