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Frederic W Cook

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Preceded by  Albert P. Langtry
Succeeded by  Edward J. Cronin

Political party  Republican
Name  Frederic Cook
Frederic W. Cook
Constituency  Somerville, Massachusetts
Died  November 16, 1951 Somerville, Massachusetts
Spouse(s)  Kathleen Russell (d. April 30, 1947)

Frederic White Cook (May 2, 1873 – November 16, 1951) was an American politician who served as the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth from 1921 to 1949.


Early life

Cook was born in Somerville, Massachusetts on May 2, 1873 to Sanford Reuben Cook and his wife Harriet Frances (Dassance) Cook.

Cook attended the Somerville public schools.

Family life

On December 19. 1905, Cook married Kathleen Russell, of Brooklyn, NY. They stayed married until her death in Somerville, Massachusetts on April 30, 1947.

Early career

Cook started out as the assistant clerk of committees, for the city of Somerville. On January 25, 1901 Cook was appointed to the newly created position of Assistant City Clerk of Somerville at a Salary of $1400 a Year.

In 1905 Cook Became the City Clerk of Somerville.

Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth

In 1920 Cook was elected to be the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, a position he would hold for a record 28 years.


Cook died November 16, 1951.


Frederic W. Cook Wikipedia

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