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Samuel Ellis COOK

(1860-1946)

COOK, Samuel Ellis, a Representative from Indiana; born on a farm in Huntington County, Ind., September 30, 1860; attended the common schools in Whitley County and the normal schools at Columbia City, Ind., and Ada, Ohio; taught school and engaged in agricultural pursuits; studied law; was graduated from the law department of Valparaiso University, Indiana, in 1888; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Huntington, Ind.; prosecuting attorney for Huntington County 1892-1894; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1896; editorial writer for the Huntington News-Democrat 1896-1900; judge of the Huntington circuit court for the fifty-sixth judicial district 1906-1918; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1925); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Huntington, Ind., where he died February 22, 1946; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.

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

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