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Samuel Andrew COOK

(1849-1918)

COOK, Samuel Andrew, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Ontario, Canada, January 28, 1849; moved with his parents to Calumet County, Wis., in 1856; attended the common schools in Fond du Lac and Calumet Counties; enlisted as a private in Company A, Second Wisconsin Cavalry, under General Custer, and served until the end of the Civil War; lived on a farm in Calumet County until 1872, when he located in Marathon County and engaged in business; moved to Neenah, Winnebago County, in 1881; elected mayor of Neenah in 1889; member of the State assembly in 1891 and 1892; delegate to the Republican National Convention at Minneapolis in 1892; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); declined renomination in 1896; was an unsuccessful candidate for United States Senator in 1897 and again in 1907; commander of the Grand Army of the Republic for Department of Wisconsin in 1915 and 1916; became a manufacturer of print paper at Menasha, Wis., with residence in Neenah, Wis.; president of the Alexandria Paper Company at Alexandria, Ind.; died in Neenah, Wis., on April 4, 1918; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

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