COOK, Joel, (1842 - 1910)


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; studied law at the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia; was admitted to the bar in 1863 and practiced; correspondent with the Army of the Potomac and a Washington correspondent during the Civil War; on the editorial staff of the Philadelphia Public Ledger from 1865 to 1882; financial editor 1883-1907; president of the board of wardens for the port of Philadelphia 1891-1907; president of the board of trade and of the Vessel Owners and Captains’ Association; member of the Union League of Philadelphia; elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John E. Reyburn; reelected to the Sixty-first Congress and served from November 5, 1907, until his death in Philadelphia, Pa., December 15, 1910; interment in North Laurel Hill Cemetery.