1822 - 01/19/1901

COOK, William A., a Representative from Fayette and Westmoreland Counties; born, 1822 in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pa.; lawyer; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1853 and 1854 terms; elected, delegate, Republican State Convention (1858); gubernatorial appointee, Deputy State Agent, Washington, DC; United States District Attorney, Washington, DC; advisor, President Abraham Lincoln and President James A. Garfield; died, January 19, 1901 in Washington, District of Columbia; interred, Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia.

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