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Sir Joseph Cook

Cook, Sir Joseph, 1860–1947, Australian statesman, b. England. A leader of the Free Trade party, he served as prime minister (1913–14) and later as minister of the navy (1917–21) and high commissioner to London (1921–27). He was Australian representative at the Paris Peace Conference and a delegate (1922–26) to the League of Nations.

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