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Zadock COOK

(1769-1863)

COOK, Zadock, a Representative from Georgia; born in Virginia February 18, 1769; moved to Hancock County, Ga., in early life, and was one of the first settlers in Clark County; self-educated; ensign in the Washington County Militia in 1793; captain of the Eleventh Company, Hancock County Militia, in 1796; member of the State house of representatives in 1806, 1807, and again in 1822; served in the State senate 1810-1814, 1823, and 1824; elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Alfred Cuthbert; reelected to the Fifteenth Congress and served from December 2, 1816, to March 3, 1819; retired from public life and settled on his plantation near Watkinsville, Ga., and engaged in agricultural pursuits until his death on August 3, 1863; interment in Jackson Cemetery, Clark (now Oconee) County, Ga.

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

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