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Henry C. Cook
Full Name: Henry C. Cook
Date of death: 1881

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 33 Nov 7, 1861 - Nov 2, 1863 9th (1) (2) (3)     El Paso / El Paso   El Paso, Presidio
(1) One of eight Senators in 9th Legislature that only served one term in the Senate, p. 12. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
(2) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/12/1861, p. 42. Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the short term" (two years). Senate Journal.
(3) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/7/1861, p. 10. "Honorable H.C. Cook, Senator elect from the 33rd Senatorial District, came forward, presented his credentials, took the oath prescribed by the Constitution and his seat." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session: H.C. Cook, nativity Tennessee, lawyer, age 36 [born circa 1825]. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 76, died 1881 in California (citing The Lone Star, 6/9/1881); mentioned as one of legal founders of El Paso, pp. 45, 166, 217. The Legal Heritage of El Paso, 1963.
  • Other Resources
  • Roster of Ante-bellum residents of El Paso, pp. 18-21. Henry C. Cook, lawyer. Confederate; dead. Mills, William W., Forty Years at El Paso, 1858-1898; Recollections of War, Politics, Adventure, Events, Narratives, Sketches, etc., 1901, crediting the UNT Libraries. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
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    9th R.S. - 1861
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