Walter J. Cookson

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Walter J. Cookson
42nd Mayor of
Worcester, Massachusetts
In office
1936 – June 11, 1936
Preceded by John C. Mahoney
Succeeded by John S. Sullivan
Personal details
Born April 17, 1876
Died June 11, 1936
Cleveland, Ohio
Political party Republican

Walter J. Cookson (April 17, 1876 – June 11, 1936), Republican politician, was mayor of Worcester, Massachusetts in 1936.[1] Cookson was elected mayor after serving several years on the School Committee. Only a few months after his election, he collapsed and died of a heart attack in his Cleveland hotel room while attending the 1936 Republican National Convention.[2] Cookson Field, an 18-acre (73,000 m2) park near Worcester's College of the Holy Cross is named in his honor.