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James Cook

Captain James Cook was an English naval explorer whose expeditions in the 1770s charted much of the lands of the Pacific, including New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii. The son of an agricultural worke…

Robin Cook

Robin Cook, a medical doctor, is a founding father of the "medical thriller" genre of popular fiction. His 1977 novel Coma was a sensation (and was turned into a film directed by another author/M.D.,…

Merrill COOK

COOK, Merrill, a Representative from Utah; born in Philadelphia, Pa., May 6, 1946; graduated East High School; B.A. University of Utah, 1969; M.B.A. Harvard University School of Business, 1971;…

Joel COOK

COOK, Joel, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., March 20, 1842; attended the public schools and was graduated from the Central High School of Philadelphia in 1859; st…

Orchard COOK

COOK, Orchard, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Salem, Mass., March 24, 1763; attended the public schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits; assessor of Pownal Borough in 1786; town c…

Zadock COOK

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; e…

Bates COOKE

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 181…

Eleutheros COOKE

COOKE, Eleutheros, a Representative from Ohio; born in Granville, Washington County, N.Y., December 25, 1787; attended the country schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced pr…

Philip COOK

COOK, Philip, a Representative from Georgia; born in Twiggs County, Ga., July 30, 1817; was graduated from Oglethorpe University, Georgia, and from the law department of the University of Virgi…

Jack Kent Cooke Biography

Jack Kent CookeAge: 84 majority owner of the NFL's Washington Redskins since 1974; oversaw the building of a new natural grass 78,600-seat stadium in Maryland which would later bear his name,…