Walter John Cookson Edit Profile
Educated Post Business College, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1900-1901. Student Army School, Fort Riley, Kansas, 1910-1912, Army School for Officers, San Antonio, Texas, 1912.
Cookson was elected mayor after serving several years on the School Committee. Only a few months after his election, he collapsed and died of a heart attack in his Cleveland hotel room while attending the 1936 Republican National Convention. Cookson Field, an 18-acre (73,000 m2) park near Worcester's College of the Holy Cross is named in his honor.
Member Worcester School Committee, 1907-1933 (chairman 1920-1933).
Married Susan Alice Dennison, April. Children: Russell Maynard, Dorothy Louise (Mistress Beaumont J. Kiniry).