Martin Cooke (mayor)

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Martin Cooke
24th Mayor of Hoboken
In office
Preceded by George Washington Gonzales
Succeeded by Patrick R. Griffin
Personal details
Born 1872
Died July 31, 1944 (aged 72)
Hoboken, New Jersey
Residence Hoboken, New Jersey

Martin Cooke was a master butcher who became the 24th mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey, serving from 1912 to 1915.[1][2]


He was born in 1872. He married Helen Shugrue and had a son, Martin W. Cooke.[1]

He had served as the Fire Commissioner of Hoboken, Tax Commissioner of Hoboken and member of the Tax Appeals Board, and was a Hudson County Freeholder in 1910.[1] In August 1912, a crowbar dropped by a workman working at the Old Court House, narrowly missed striking the mayor.[3] He was Mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey from 1912 to 1915.[1]

Starting in 1932 he was custodian of the Hudson County Court House.[1]

He died on July 31, 1944 in Hoboken, New Jersey.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Martin Cooke. Only Surviving Ex-Mayor of Hoboken Dies at Age of 72". New York Times. 1 August 1944. He had also served the city as Fire Commissioner, Tax Commissioner and member of the Tax Appeals Board, and was a county Freeholder in 1910. For the last twelve years he was custodian of the Hudson County Court House. ... 
  2. ^ "Hoboken, New Jersey". American Meat Trade and Retail Butchers Journal. 1911. Retrieved 2015-02-13. 
  3. ^ "Hoboken Mayor in Peril". The New York Times. 1 August 1912. Retrieved 2009-08-01. Mayor Martin Cooke of Hoboken, New Jersey had a narrow escape from death yesterday ...