Eleutheros Cooke (1787 - 1864)

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Birthplace: Granville, Washington, New York, USA
Death: Died in Sandusky, Erie, Ohio, USA
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About Eleutheros Cooke

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Eleutheros Cooke (December 25, 1787 – December 27, 1864) was a lawyer and U.S. representative from Ohio (1831–1833).

ooke was born in Granville, New York. His first name commemorates the framing of the United States Constitution in 1787, the year of his birth. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and began a law practice in Granville. He later moved to Indiana in 1817 and to Sandusky, Ohio in 1819. He was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 1822, 1823, and 1825. He obtained from the Ohio Legislature in 1826 the first charter granted to a railroad in the United States—the Mad River & Lake Erie Railroad (later the Sandusky, Dayton and Cincinnati railroad)—and ground was broken for it in 1832.

He was elected to represent Ohio's 14th congressional district in the 22nd United States Congress in 1831 as an anti-Jacksonian candidate. He was not reelected to this office, notwithstanding his receipt of a majority of votes.

While he was in Congress, Representative William Stanbery, of Ohio, was assaulted on the street by General Sam Houston, in consequence of remarks made on the floor of the house. In bringing the matter before Congress, Cooke said that if he and his friends were denied protection by that body, he would “flee to the bosom of his constituents,” and this expression was taken up by his political opponents and remained a catch word for some time. Family

His son Jay Cooke was a prominent railroad financier. Another son, Henry D. Cooke, was a noted financier and journalist.

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Eleutheros Cooke, US Congress's Timeline

1787
December 25, 1787
Granville, Washington, New York, USA
1812
1812
Age 24
Sandusky, Erie, Ohio, USA
1815
1815
Age 27
1819
1819
Age 31
Sandusky, Erie, Ohio, USA
1821
August 10, 1821
Age 33
Sandusky, Erie, Ohio, USA
1824
1824
Age 36
1825
November 23, 1825
Age 37
Sandusky, Erie, Ohio, USA
1864
December 27, 1864
Age 77
Sandusky, Erie, Ohio, USA
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