Edward D. Cooke
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Born in Cascade, Iowa, Cooke attended the common schools, the local academy, and the high school at Dubuque. He studied law at Dubuque and in the law department of Columbian University (now George Washington University), Washington, D.C., and was graduated from that institution in 1873. He was admitted to the bar in the same year and commenced practice in Chicago, Illinois. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1883.
Cooke was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses and served from March 4, 1895, until his death in Washington, D.C., June 24, 1897. He was interred in Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois.
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