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Thornton Cooke

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Thornton Cooke, American banker. Member American Bankers Association (chairman commission on taxation 1924-1932).

Background

Cooke, Thornton was born on December 22, 1873 in South Sodus, New York, United States. Son of Sidney Granger and Helen Maria (Thornton) Cooke.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Kansas, 1893. A.M., Harvard, 1897.

Career

Assistant cashier, later cashier Bank of Herington (Kansas), 1893-1896, 1897-1902. Assistant treasurer Fidelity Trust Company, Kansas City, Missoury, 1902-1906, treasurer, 1906-1911, vice president, 1911-1916. President Midwest National Bank, Kansas City, 1916-1918.

With Capital Issues Committee, Washington, District of Columbia, 1918-1919. President Columbia National Bank, Kansas City, 1919-1946. Chairman of the Board, 1947-1950, retired, 1950.

Trustee, Flour Mills of America, Incorporated, 1939-1941. City attorney Herington, 1896. Mayor, 1900. President Kansas City Clearing House Association, 1930-1932 and 1946-1948.

Member advisory committee Reconstruction Finance Corporation, Kansas City Office.

Works

  • Editor: Survey of Bank Taxation in United States (4 editions), 1925-1931. Contributor to Harvard Quarterly Journal of Economics, Banking, American Economic Review, London Economist, Nation’s Business, Atlantic Monthly.

Membership

Member American Bankers Association (chairman commission on taxation 1924-1932). Clubs: University, Kansas City Country, Harvard.

Connections

Married Emily Darlington Hulme, October 15, 1898. Children: Sidney Merritt, Martha Darlington (deceased), Laure Payon Morse.

father:
Sidney Granger Cooke

mother:
Helen Maria (Thornton) Cooke

spouse:
Emily Darlington Hulme

children:
Sidney Merritt Cooke

Martha Darlington Cooke (deceased)

Laure Payon Morse Cooke