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Thomas Burrage COOKE

(1778-1853)

COOKE, Thomas Burrage, a Representative from New York; born in Wallingford, Conn., November 21, 1778; moved to New York about 1802 and settled in Catskill; engaged in mercantile pursuits; elected as a Republican to the Twelfth Congress (March 4, 1811-March 3, 1813); elected president of what is now the Catskill National Bank in 1813; took the oath of office as justice of the peace September 2, 1818; engaged in the water freighting business in 1823 and also interested in agricultural pursuits; became one of the incorporators of the Catskill & Canajoharie Railway on April 19, 1830; member of the State assembly in 1838 and 1839; died in Catskill, N.Y., on November 20, 1853; interment in the Village Cemetery.

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

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