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Biography of Howard G. Cook

Howard G. Cook, attorney at law practicing as a member of the firm of Cook & McCauley, well known patent attorneys of St. Louis, was born October 20, 1881, at Harlem, Columbia county, Georgia. His father, Harvey A. Cook, was a native of the state of New York and represented an old family of English origin. He was reared and educated in the Empire state and in the latter ’40s removed to Georgia, where he engaged in the lumber business. During the Civil war he served in the Confederate army with the engineering department, remaining with the southern troops throughout the entire period of hostilities. He died in Harlem, Georgia, in February, 1902, at the age of sixty-seven years. In early manhood he had wedded Sarah Virginia Nimmo, a native of South Carolina and representative of an old southern family of French descent, her ancestors being French Huguenots. Mrs. Cook is still living and makes her home in Athens, Georgia. By her marriage she became the mother of two sons and three daughters who yet survive. Howard G. Cook, the youngest of the family, was educated In the schools of Harlem and Athens, Georgia, and when seventeen years of age went to New York, where he was employed along clerical lines to the age of twenty years. In July, 1905, he came to St. Louis, where he entered the Benton College of Law and after completing the regular course he was graduated with the LL. B. degree in June, 1905, and immediately afterward entered upon the general practice of his profession. He spent a year in that way and...

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