Joel Cook

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Joel Cook
Joel Cook.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 2nd district
In office
November 5, 1907 – December 15, 1910
Preceded byJohn E. Reyburn
Succeeded byWilliam S. Reyburn
Personal details
Born(1842-03-20)March 20, 1842
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedDecember 15, 1910(1910-12-15) (aged 68)
Political partyRepublican

Joel Cook (March 20, 1842 – December 15, 1910) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Joel Cook was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied law at the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia.

During the American Civil War, Cook was correspondent with the Army of the Potomac and a Washington correspondent. He was on the editorial staff of the Philadelphia Public Ledger from 1865 to 1882, and the financial editor 1883-1907. He was president of the board of wardens for the port of Philadelphia 1891-1907. He also served as president of the board of trade and of the Vessel Owners and Captains’ Association and as member of the Union League of Philadelphia.

He was elected to Congress as a Republican to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John E. Reyburn. He was reelected to the 61st United States Congress and served from 1907 until his death in Philadelphia.

See also[edit]


  • United States Congress. "Joel Cook (id: C000718)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2009-04-25
  • The Political Graveyard

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John E. Reyburn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
William S. Reyburn