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Robert Eugene COOK

(1920-1988)

COOK, Robert Eugene, a Representative from Ohio; born in Kent, Portage County, Ohio, May 19, 1920; graduated from Kent State High School, Kent, Ohio, 1938; United States Air Force, 1942-1946; graduated from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 1947; William and Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, Va., 1950; lawyer, private practice; prosecuting attorney of Portage County, Ohio, 1952-1959; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and Eighty-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1963); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eighty-eighth Congress in 1962; judge, Court of Common Pleas, Portage County, Ohio, 1963-1969; member of eleventh district Court of Appeals of Ohio, 1969-1988; died on November 28, 1988, in Portage, Ohio; interment in Standing Rock Cemetery, Kent, Ohio.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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