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Bates COOKE

(1787-1841)

COOKE, Bates, a Representative from New York; born in Wallingford, Conn., December 23, 1787; attended the public schools; moved to Lewiston, N.Y.; studied law; was admitted to the bar about 1815 and commenced practice in Lewiston; participated in the War of 1812; supervisor of the town of Cambria in 1814; elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-second Congress (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1833); was not a candidate for renomination in 1832; elected comptroller of the State of New York in February 1839; served as bank commissioner from May 14, 1840, until his death in Lewiston, Niagara County, N.Y., May 31, 1841; interment in Oak Wood Cemetery.

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

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