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Burton Chauncey Cook

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Born: May 11, 1819

Birthplace: Pittsford, New York

Father: Rev. Chauncey Cook 1778 –

Mother: Almyra Hollister 1792 – 1842

Wife: Elizabeth Hart 1823 – 1897
(Buried: Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois)​

Children:

Nelly E. Cook Lawrence 1850 – 1885​

Political Party: Republican Party

Occupation before War:


Attorney in Ottawa, Illinois​
Illinois State Attorney for Ninth Judicial District Court​
1852 – 1860: Illinois State Senator
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1860: Illinois Delegate to Republican Party National Convention​
1860: Nominated Abraham Lincoln for Republican Party Nomination​

Civil War Career:

1861: Member of Washington, D.C. Peace Conference​
1864: Illinois Delegate to Republican Party National Convention​

1865 – 1871: United States Congressman from Illinois​
1865 – 1867: Member of House Judiciary Committee​

Occupation after War:

1867 – 1869: Chairman of House Roads and Canals Committee​
1867 – 1869: Member of House Elections Committee​
1868: Supported the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson​
1869 – 1871: Chairman of House District of Columbia Committee​
1869 – 1871: Member of House Judiciary Committee​
1871: Resigned from United States Congress on August 26th​
1871 – 1894: Attorney in Evanston, Illinois​

Died: August 18, 1894

Place of Death: At his Home in Evanston, Illinois

Cause of Death: Brain Troubles

Age at time of Death: 75 years old

Burial Place: Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois
 
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