Levi Cook

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Levi Cook
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Mayor of Detroit
In office
1832–1832
Preceded by Marshall Chapin
Succeeded by Marshall Chapin
Mayor of Detroit
In office
1835–1836
Preceded by Andrew Mack
Succeeded by Henry Howard
Personal details
Born December 16, 1792
Bellingham, Massachusetts
Died December 2, 1866
Detroit, Michigan
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Stevens

Levi Cook (December 16, 1792 – December 2, 1866) was an American business and politician who served two terms the mayor of Detroit, Michigan, and one in the Michigan House of Representatives.

Cook was born in Bellingham, Massachusetts, on December 16, 1792,[1] the son of Thadeus Cook.[2] He moved to Detroit in 1815, and that same year became one of the trustees of the city. He also served as City Treasurer in 1822, County Commissioner from 1824–27, Superintendent of the Poor from 1827–28, and city alderman in 1828.[1] He was both Treasurer of the Michigan Territory and Chief Engineer of the Fire Department from 1830–36, mayor of Detroit in 1832, 1835–36,[3] a member of the Michigan House of Representatives in 1838, and a member of the city Board of Review in 1840–41.[1] He was originally a Whig, but later in life a Republican.[4]

Cook was a dry goods merchant.[5] He was also a director of the Farmers' and Mechanics' Bank, and served as its president from 1838–45.[1]

He married Elizabeth Stevens of Boston in 1818,[2] but the couple had no children.[1] Levi Cook died on December 2, 1866.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Silas Farmer (1889), THE HISTORY OF DETROIT AND MICHIGAN, pp. 1033–1034 
  2. ^ a b William Stocking; Gordon K. Miller (1922), Clarence Monroe Burton, ed., The city of Detroit, Michigan, 1701-1922, Volume 2, The S. J. Clarke publishing company, p. 1372 
  3. ^ The government of the city of Detroit and Wayne County, Michigan: 1701 to 1907, historical and biographical, 1907, pp. 28–29 
  4. ^ Stephen D. Bingham (1888), Early history of Michigan: with biographies of state officers, members of Congress, judges and legislators, Thorp & Godfrey, state printers, p. 194 
  5. ^ Carlisle, Fred, ed. (1890), Chronography of Notable Events in the History of the Northwest Territory and Wayne County, Detroit: O.S. Gulley, Bornman, p. 206, OCLC 13694600 
Political offices
Preceded by
Marshall Chapin
Mayor of Detroit
1832
Succeeded by
Marshall Chapin
Preceded by
Andrew Mack
Mayor of Detroit
1835-1836
Succeeded by
Henry Howard