Samuel E. Cook

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Samuel E. Cook
Samuel Ellis Cook
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1925
Preceded byMilton Kraus
Succeeded byAlbert R. Hall
Personal details
Born(1860-09-30)September 30, 1860
Huntington County, Indiana, U.S.
DiedFebruary 22, 1946(1946-02-22) (aged 85)
Huntington, Indiana, U.S.
Resting placeMount Hope Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic

Samuel Ellis Cook (September 30, 1860 – February 22, 1946) was an American lawyer, jurist, and politician who served one term as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1923 to 1925.


Born on a farm in Huntington County, Indiana, Cook attended the common schools in Whitley County and the normal schools at Columbia City, Indiana, and Ada, Ohio. He taught school and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He studied law. He was graduated from the law department of Valparaiso University, Indiana, in 1888. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Huntington, Indiana.

He served as prosecuting attorney for Huntington County 1892-1894. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1896. Editorial writer for the Huntington News-Democrat 1896-1900. He served as judge of the Huntington circuit court for the fifty-sixth judicial district 1906-1918.


Cook was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1925). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress.

Later career and death

He resumed the practice of law in Huntington, Indiana, where he died February 22, 1946. He was interred in Mount Hope Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Samuel E. Cook (id: C000727)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by