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) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the short term" (two years), 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal.
(2) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Oath of office, 11/7/1861, p. 10. Senate Journal.
(3) 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.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • H.C. Cook, El Paso, nativity Tennessee, lawyer, age 36 [born circa 1825]. Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, p. 76, died 1881 in California (citing El Paso Times, 1/17/1885); mentioned as one of legal founders of El Paso, pp. 45, 166, 217. The Legal Heritage of El Paso, 1963.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1860 - H.C. Cook, El Paso, El Paso County, age 28, born circa 1832 in Tennessee, lawyer.
    Census of 1880 - Henry C. Cook, Ysleta, El Paso, age 57, born circa 1823 in Tennessee, lawyer. FamilySearch. 1860 1880
  • 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. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Committee Information top

9th R.S. - 1861
Confederate Relations  
General Land Office  
Indian Affairs  
Militia and Military Affairs  
Public Lands  

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