W. Sterling Cole

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from William Sterling Cole)
Jump to: navigation, search
William Sterling Cole
William Sterling Cole C000617.jpg
Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency
In office
December 1, 1957 – November 30, 1961
Preceded by new post
Succeeded by Sigvard Eklund
Personal details
Born April 18, 1904
Painted Post, New York
Died March 15, 1987
Washington, D.C.

William Sterling Cole (April 18, 1904 – March 15, 1987) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

Biography[edit]

W. Sterling Cole was born in Painted Post, New York. He graduated from Colgate University in 1925 and Albany Law School in 1929. Cole practiced law in Bath, New York.

A Republican, Cole was elected to Congress in 1934 and served from January 3, 1935 until his resignation on December 1, 1957. He resigned to become the first Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and remained at that post until 1961.

After leaving the IAEA Cole resided in Arlington, Virginia and practiced law in Washington, D.C. He died in Washington on March 15, 1987 and was buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Painted Post, New York.

Sources[edit]

External links[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Gale H. Stalker
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 37th congressional district

1935–1945
Succeeded by
Edwin Arthur Hall
Preceded by
James W. Wadsworth, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 39th congressional district

1945–1953
Succeeded by
Harold C. Ostertag
Preceded by
Edwin Arthur Hall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 37th congressional district

1953–1957
Succeeded by
Howard W. Robison
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
IAEA created in 1957
Director General of the IAEA
1957 – 1961
Succeeded by
Sigvard Eklund