Samuel A. Cook

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Samuel A. Cook
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897
Preceded by Owen A. Wells
Succeeded by James H. Davidson
Personal details
Born (1849-01-28)January 28, 1849
Ontario, Canada
Died April 4, 1918(1918-04-04) (aged 69)
Neenah, Wisconsin
Political party Republican

Samuel Andrew Cook (January 28, 1849 – April 4, 1918) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.[1]

Born in Ontario, Canada,[2] Cook moved with his parents to Calumet County, Wisconsin, in 1855.[2] He attended the common schools in Fond du Lac and Calumet Counties.[2] Cook enlisted as a private in Company A, Second Wisconsin Cavalry, under General Custer, and served until the end of the Civil War.[2] He lived on a farm in Calumet County until 1872, when he located in Marathon County and engaged in business. He moved to Neenah, Wisconsin in 1881.

Cook was elected mayor of Neenah in 1889. He served as member of the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1891 and 1892.[2] He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis in 1892.

Cook was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897). He declined renomination in 1896. He was an unsuccessful candidate for United States Senator in 1897 and again in 1907. Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic for Department of Wisconsin in 1915 and 1916. He became a manufacturer of print paper in Menasha, Wisconsin, while residing in Neenah, Wisconsin. He served as president of the Alexandria Paper Company in Alexandria, Indiana. He died in Neenah, Wisconsin, on April 4, 1918.[2] He was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery.


  1. ^ Wisconsin Historical Society-Samuel A. Cook
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Samuel A. Cook, Pioneer Papermaker, Dead". The Capital Times. April 4, 1918. p. 1. Retrieved February 25, 2016 – via  open access publication – free to read

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Owen A. Wells
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1895 - March 3, 1897
Succeeded by
James H. Davidson