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Gustave Cook

Gustave Cook
Full Name: Gustave Cook
Other surnames: Cooke
Birth date: July 3, 1835
Death date: July 27, 1897

Terms of Service

  • House, 13th (1) (2) Legislature
    3/22/1873 - 1/13/1874
(1) Resolution adopted in contested election case of Gustave Cook, et al. v. Richard Allen, et al., 3/20/1873, p. 407; special order resumed, resolutions and majority report adopted, 3/21/1873, pp. 411-413; E.T. Schmidt and Gustave Cook sworn 3/22/1873, p. 414. House Journal . March 20, 1873
March 21, 1873
March 22, 1873
(2) Gustave Cook, sworn 3/22/1873, unseated Richard Allen in election contest the same day. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources


  • Photograph. Gustave Cook, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs
  • Photograph. Gustave Cook, State Preservation Board

Other Resources

  • Death date 7/22/1897 in widow's Confederate pension application. Gustave Cook, widow Mrs. Eliza Cook, marriage date 7/13/1853. Pension File No. 01891, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com .
  • Confederate States Army, Lieutenant Colonel, Company HFS, 8th Regiment, Texas Cavalry (Terry's) (1st Rangers) (8th Rangers). Gustave Cook, U.S., Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865; U.S., Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com .
  • Confederate States Army, Lieutenant Colonel, Company H, 8th Regiment Texas Cavalry. Military grave marker, Gustave Cook, birth date 7/3/1834, death date 7/27/1897, burial in San Marcos Cemetery, Hays County. Find a Grave .
  • Biographical sketch, Gustave Cook, pp. 106-11; description of a homicide case during Cook's time as a judge, pp. 238-240. Governors Who Have Been, and Other Public Men of Texas 1921.
  • COOK, GUSTAVE (1835-1897). Birth date 7/3/1835, moved to San Marcos 1892, death 1897. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • 8th Confederate Cavalry, Terry's Texas Rangers. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Gustave Cook. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide 2002.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 24, 113-114, Plate No. 45. Gustave Cooke, birth date 7/3/1835. Texas in the War, 1861-1865 1965.
  • Biographical sketch, Colonel Gustave Cook, pp. 438-440. Born 7/3/1835 in Lowndes County, Alabama. The Encyclopedia of the New West 1881.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Hon. Gustave Cook, pp. 189-195. Born 7/3/1835 in Lowndes County, Alabama. Types of Successful Men of Texas 1890.
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