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  COKE: See also Edward Coke Billings — Earle Coke Bridges — Edward Coke Crow — George Coke Dromgoole — Thomas Coke Howard — Edward Coke Mann — Henry Coke Morgan Jr. — Coke S. Rice — Coke Robert Stevenson
  Coke, George E. — of Caliente, Lincoln County, Nev. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Coke, Guthrie See J. Guthrie Coke
  Coke, J. Guthrie — of Auburn, Logan County, Ky. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1936. Burial location unknown.
  Coke, James L. — of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Honolulu County, Hawaii. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1904 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1932 (alternate). Burial location unknown.
  Coke, John Story (b. 1867) — also known as John S. Coke — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore. Born in Morristown, Hamblen County, Tenn., August 21, 1867. Lawyer; circuit judge in Oregon 2nd District, 1909-23; U.S. Attorney for Oregon, 1923-25. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Elks. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, May 27, 1903, to Annie Laurie Anderson.
  Coke, Kenneth D. — of Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyo. Democrat. Member of Wyoming state senate, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Coke, Octavius — of Wake County, N.C. Secretary of state of North Carolina, 1891-95. Burial location unknown.
  Coke, Richard, Jr. (1790-1851) — of Virginia. Born in Williamsburg, Va., November 16, 1790. U.S. Representative from Virginia 8th District, 1829-33. Slaveowner. Died in Gloucester County, Va., March 13, 1851 (age 60 years, 117 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Gloucester County, Va.
  Relatives: Uncle of Richard Coke.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Richard Coke Coke, Richard (1829-1897) — of Waco, McLennan County, Tex. Born in Williamsburg, Va., March 13, 1829. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; state court judge in Texas, 1865; justice of Texas state supreme court, 1866; Governor of Texas, 1874-76; U.S. Senator from Texas, 1877-95. Slaveowner. Died in Waco, McLennan County, Tex., May 14, 1897 (age 68 years, 62 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, Tex.
  Relatives: Nephew of Richard Coke Jr..
  Coke County, Tex. is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography
  Image source: Library of Congress

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The Political Graveyard is a web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. Founded in 1996, it is the Internet's most comprehensive free source for American political biography, listing 320,919 politicians, living and dead.
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