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Edmund Francis COOKE

(1885-1967)

COOKE, Edmund Francis, a Representative from New York; born in Prescott, Yavapai County, Ariz., April 13, 1885; moved with his parents to Alden, Erie County, N.Y., in 1887; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1910 and commenced practice in Alden, N.Y.; served as a member of the New York assembly 1923-1928; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first and Seventy-second Congresses (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; resumed the practice of law in Buffalo, N.Y.; was a resident of Alden, N.Y., until his death there on May 13, 1967; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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

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