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William Mordecai Cooke

Civil War CSA Congressman, Army Officer. After receiving his law degree in Virginia, he moved to St. Louis and began his practice. He was married to Eliza von Phul, daughter of prominent St. Louisan Henry von Phul. During the Secession Crisis, Missouri governor Claiborne Jackson sent him to Richmond as a commissioner to the President of the Confederate States. Elected as a Delegate from Missouri to the Confederate Provisional Congress, serving from 1861 to 1862. Elcted as a Representative from Missouri to the Confederate Congress, serving from 1862 until his death in office in 1863; died in office 1863. During the early part of the War he served as a Staff Officer in the Confederate Army with the ran of Colonel, PACS.

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  • Added: 2 Nov 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18221
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Mordecai Cooke (11 Dec 1823–14 Apr 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18221, citing Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .