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John Parsons Cook
Birth: Aug. 31, 1817
Whitestown
Oneida County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 1872
Davenport
Scott County
Iowa, USA

US Congresman. A pioneer settler of Davenport, Iowa, he arrived in the area with his father in 1836. He studied law and became a lawyer, practicing in Tipton, Iowa. His political career began with a three year term on the Iowa Territorial Council from 1842 to 1845 and a three year term in the Iowa Senate from 1848 to 1851, after which time he returned to Davenport. He was elected as a member of the Whig Party to the Thirty-Third United States Congress in 1852, serving one two year term before being replaced as a Whig nominee by James Thorington, allegedly due to Cook’s pro-slavery views. After the Whig Party collapsed, Mr. Cook joined the Democratic Party then retired from politics, engaging in banking while still practicing law until the time of his death. (bio by: Dustin Oliver) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Ira Cook (1780 - 1845)
  Rachel Faxon Cook (1785 - 1837)
 
 Spouse:
  Eliza A. Rowe Cook (1822 - 1886)*
 
 Children:
  Edward Everett Cook (1843 - 1914)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ebenezer Cook (1810 - 1871)*
  Maria Cook (1813 - 1848)*
  John Parsons Cook (1817 - 1872)
  Ira Cook (1821 - 1902)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakdale Memorial Gardens
Davenport
Scott County
Iowa, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Dustin Oliver
Record added: May 18, 2003
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John Parsons Cook
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