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Cooke family of Ohio and Pennsylvania

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  Eleutheros Cooke (1787-1864) — of Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio. Born in Granville, Washington County, N.Y., December 25, 1787. Member of Ohio state legislature, 1820; U.S. Representative from Ohio 14th District, 1831-33. Died in Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio, December 27, 1864 (age 77 years, 2 days). Interment in private or family graveyard.
  Relatives: Father of Jay Cooke (1821-1905; Civil War financier) and Henry David Cooke (1825-1881); second great-grandfather of Jay Cooke (1897-1963).
  Political family: Cooke family of Ohio and Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Henry David Cooke (1825-1881) — also known as Henry D. Cooke — of Washington, D.C. Born in Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio, November 23, 1825. Republican. Newspaper editor and publisher; banker; Governor of the District of Columbia, 1871-73; member of Republican National Committee from District of Columbia, 1872-. Died, from Bright's disease, in Washington, D.C. February 24, 1881 (age 55 years, 93 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Eleutheros Cooke; brother of Jay Cooke (1821-1905; Civil War financier); great-granduncle of Jay Cooke (1897-1963).
  Political family: Cooke family of Ohio and Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Robert Livingston Beeckman (1866-1935) — also known as R. Livingston Beeckman — of Newport, Newport County, R.I. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., April 15, 1866. Republican. Stockbroker; member of Rhode Island state house of representatives, 1909-11; member of Rhode Island state senate, 1912-14; delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1912, 1916, 1920 (member, Resolutions Committee; speaker), 1924; Governor of Rhode Island, 1915-21; candidate for U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, 1922. Episcopalian. Member, Freemasons. Died, of apparently of a heart attack, in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif., January 21, 1935 (age 68 years, 281 days). Interment at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Gilbert Livingston Beeckman and Margaret Atherton (Foster) Beeckman; married, October 8, 1902, to Eleanor Thomas (died 1920); married 1923 to Edna (Marston) Burke; uncle of Katherine Steward (who married Hallett C. Johnson (1888-1968)); descendant *** of Robert Livingston the Elder, Philip Livingston and Robert R. Livingston.
  Political families: Cooke family of Ohio and Pennsylvania; Livingston-Schuyler family of New York (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Hallett C. Johnson (1888-1968) — also known as Francis Hallett Johnson — of South Orange, Essex County, N.J.; Princeton, Mercer County, N.J. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 26, 1888. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Consul General in Stockholm, as of 1938; U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, 1944-47. Episcopalian. Member, Society of Colonial Wars; Sons of the American Revolution; Delta Psi. Died, in Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., August 11, 1968 (age 79 years, 259 days). Interment at Rosedale Cemetery, Orange, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Jeremiah Augustus Johnson (1836-1912) and Frances Valeda 'Fannie' (Matthews) Johnson; married, May 20, 1920, to Katherine Elizabeth Steward (1889-1969; niece of Robert Livingston Beeckman); father of Hallett Johnson, Jr. (son-in-law of Jay Cooke (1897-1963)).
  Political family: Cooke family of Ohio and Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Jay Cooke (1897-1963) — of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Blue Bell, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 2, 1897. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; bond broker; delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1932, 1940, 1948, 1960; candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1940. Episcopalian. Member, Union League. Died July 10, 1963 (age 66 years, 99 days). Interment at St. Paul's Church Cemetery, Elkins Park, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Jay Cooke III (1872-1935) and Nina L. (Benson) Cooke (1875-1933); married, April 24, 1924, to Mary F. Glendinning (1899-1953); married, July 25, 1956, to Hannah M. Durham; father of Mary Ellen Cooke (daughter-in-law of Hallett C. Johnson); great-grandson of Jay Cooke (1821-1905; Civil War financier); great-grandnephew of Henry David Cooke (1825-1881); second great-grandson of Eleutheros Cooke.
  Political family: Cooke family of Ohio and Pennsylvania (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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