Dennis Hargrove Cooke

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Dennis Hargrove Cooke
Dennis Hargrove Cooke.jpg
Cooke pictured in The Tecoan 1947, East Carolina yearbook
President of the
East Carolina Teachers College
In office
Preceded byHoward Justus McGinnis
Succeeded byJohn Decatur Messick
Personal details
Born(1904-02-23)February 23, 1904
Maiden, North Carolina
DiedMarch 1982 (aged 78)
High Point, North Carolina

Dennis Hargrove Cooke (February 23, 1904 – March 1982)[1] was the fourth president of what is now East Carolina University. He was born on February 23, 1904 in Maiden, North Carolina. Dr. Cooke received the A.B. degree from Duke University in 1925. He also earned an M.A. degree from Duke in 1928. He was a teaching fellow at Duke University in 1928-29, and a teaching fellow at Peabody College in 1929-30. He then received a doctorate in 1930 from Peabody College.

Before becoming president, Cooke served as an elementary school principal, high school principal, associate professor, and chairman of the Department of Educational Administration. Cooke assumed his duties at East Carolina Teachers College on August 1, 1946 and announced his resignation in May 1947.


  1. ^ Southern Editors Association (1945). The Southerner: A Biographical Encyclopedia of Southern People, Featuring Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Louisiana; a Compilation of the Personnel and the Works of Many who Have Contributed and are Still Contributing to the Industrial, Financial and Cultural Greatness of the South. A Newspaper Reference Work. 1. Southern editors association. Retrieved 2015-08-22.

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