John Rogers Cooke
John Rogers Cooke was a Confederate general during the American Civil War. He was the son of Union general Philip St. George Cooke and the brother-in-law of Confederate cavalry leader Jeb Stuart; the son of a career army officer, Philip St. George Cooke and his wife Rachel Wilt Herzog, Cooke was born at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, he studied in Missouri, in Carlisle, Alexandria and engineering at Harvard College but never received a degree. Descended on his father's side from the First Families of Virginia, he shared his name with an uncle John Rogers Cooke who served one term in the Virginia House of Delegates during the War of 1812 and figured prominently in the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1829–1830, his sister Flora married another Army officer, who became Confederate Major General J. E. B. Stuart. Cooke married Nannie G. Patton after the war, would have three sons and five daughters. After working on railroad construction in Missouri and Ohio, through his father's efforts, Cooke was commissioned into the United States Army in 1855 as a second lieutenant of the 8th U.
S. Infantry Regiment, he served in Texas. On January 28, 1861, Cooke was promoted to second lieutenant; when Virginia seceded from the Union, in 1861 Cooke followed his brother-in-law, J. E. B. Stuart, to join the Confederate States Army. To his dismay, his father remained loyal to the Union several relatives. Commissioned a first lieutenant in the Confederate Army, Cooke fought in the First Battle of Bull Run as an aide to Brigadier General Theophilus Hunter Holmes. In April 1862, he raised a company of light artillery and was elected colonel of the 27th North Carolina Infantry, receiving a promotion to Major and Chief of Artillery in the Department of North Carolina. Wounded at the Battle of Antietam, he recovered and received a promotion to brigadier general on November 1, 1862. Leading a brigade at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Cooke was badly wounded by a bullet which fractured his skull, he was able to return to the field in April 1863. In October 1863, while commanding a brigade in A. P. Hill's corps, Cooke received another serious wound at the Battle of Bristoe Station during Hill's attack on the Union II Corps.
His shattered shinbone took months to heal, during his recovery Cooke served on military tribunal in Richmond. Upon returning to field duty, Cooke received another leg wound during the Battle of Spotsylvania, but remained on the field to lead an assault from horseback. In all, Cooke was wounded seven times during the Civil War; when the War ended, Cooke went to Richmond, became a businessman. He helped; the family breach with his father—who had stayed loyal to the Union—was healed some time after the end of the War. Cooke was a member of the Southern Historical Society. Cooke is buried there in Hollywood Cemetery. List of American Civil War generals Eicher, John H. and David J. Eicher, Civil War High Commands. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001. ISBN 978-0-8047-3641-1. Sifakis, Stewart. Who Was Who in the Civil War. New York: Facts On File, 1988. ISBN 978-0-8160-1055-4. Warner, Ezra J. Generals in Gray: Lives of the Confederate Commanders. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1959. ISBN 978-0-8071-0823-9.
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John Cooke (Colorado politician)
John Cooke is a Republican Senator in the Colorado General Assembly. He represents State Senate District 13 which includes the following communities of Weld County: Greeley, Milliken, LaSalle, Platteville, Ft Lupton. Cooke was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico due to his father's business work at the time, but returned to Colorado at a young age, he graduated from Arvada West High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. While still attending UNC, Cooke enlisted in the U. S. Army National Guard where he served for six years in the 220th MP Company. After his time in the U. S. Army National Guard, Cooke graduated from the FBI National Academy and the Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, he proceeded to serve as a member of the Breckenridge Police Department and the Weld County Sheriff's Office. During his time serving the Weld County Sheriff's Office, Cooke advanced from the rank of patrol deputy to being elected as the Weld County Sheriff.
Cooke lives with his wife Amy in Greeley, Colorado near UNC. They have a blended family of five children. In July 2013 Cooke announced his bid to run in the 2014 state Senate election, in 2014 he defeated opponent Joe Perez, he succeeds Scott Renfroe who served in the Colorado State Legislature since 2006. As of 2016, Cooke serves as a member on the Agriculture, Natural Resources, Energy Committee, the Judiciary Committee, the Transportation Committee, he has sponsored legislation to revise the process of review of state carbon emission plans, to refine the requirements for medical testing that occurs in cases of first and third degree assault, to eliminate certain duties for probation officers, to increase the class of offense in certain cases of second or third degree assault. The first piece of legislation that Senator Cooke introduced, Senate Bill 005, passed out of the Senate unanimously and with bipartisan support, was introduced in the House on February 4, 2015; this bill was signed by the governor on April 16, 2015.
In the 2017 Legislative Session, Senator John Cooke, a former Weld County Sheriff, focused on keeping communities safe, recognizing the dedication of our law enforcement and making common sense changes to some regulatory statutes. Among the bills he ran are Senate Bill 6, which would have allowed military personnel to carry a concealed firearm in Colorado both if they are active duty or honorable discharged, it would have asked the people permission to do this in a ballot measure. He was the sponsor of Senate Joint Memorial 3 which designates September 27, 2017 as First Responder’s Day, recognized the sacrifice all first responders make every day, he sponsored Senate Joint Resolution 26 declaring May 14–20 as Police Week and May 15th as Peace Officer’s Memorial Day. Senator Cook continues to serve on The Senate Agriculture Committee, as Vice-chair of Senate Transportation and Judiciary Committees and as Chairman of the Legislative Legal Committee. Senate Majority Whip John Cooke worked on a variety of issues during the 2018 Legislative Session with a specific focus on crime and justice, pulling from his experience as an elected Sheriff.
Senate Bill 68 increases the penalties for someone who submits a report of a public threat, false to a law enforcement agency. When someone pranks a false alarm, it draws emergency resources away from true emergencies. Senate Bill 181 increased the number of years between emissions inspections from two years to four years for vehicles on the road from 1982 and after, it would prevent a vehicle from being failed for no other reason than having a check engine light on. Senate Bill 14 requires that the Department of Corrections disclose to the prosecuting attorney and registered victims within 48 hours of relocating a convict to a facility in another state. Senate Bill 1, the first bill of the session, will increase funding for bridge repair; this bill would allocate $250 billion to fix roads over the next 20 years. This money comes from the general fund, so the dollars are there. SB 1 requires a percentage of the money to be spent on repairing roads in smaller counties with fewer than 50,000 people.
John B. Cooke
John Bleecker Cooke served in the California legislature and during World War I and World War II he served in the United States Navy. Cooke was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, his younger brother, Charles M. Cooke Jr. was a United States Naval Academy graduate and four-star admiral. John B. Cooke at Find a Grave
King's Lynn (UK Parliament constituency)
King's Lynn was a constituency in Norfolk represented continually in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1298 until it was abolished for the February 1974 general election. The Parliamentary Borough of King's Lynn, known as Lynn or Bishop's Lynn prior to 1537, returned two Members of Parliament until 1885, when its representation was reduced to one member by the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, it was abolished as a Borough under the Representation of the People Act 1918 and was reconstituted as a Division of the Parliamentary County of Norfolk, absorbing the bulk of the abolished North Western Division. It was abolished for the February 1974 general election, being replaced by the re-established constituency of North West Norfolk. Sir Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister, was an MP for the constituency for the entirety of his parliamentary career, from 1702 to 1742. 1918-1950: The Municipal Borough of King's Lynn, the Urban Districts of New Hunstanton and Walsoken, the Rural Districts of Docking, Freebridge Lynn, King's Lynn, Marshland, in the Rural District of Downham the civil parishes of Wiggenhall St Germans, Wiggenhall St Mary the Virgin, Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen, Wiggenhall St Peter.1950-1974: The Municipal Borough of King's Lynn, the Urban District of New Hunstanton, the Rural Districts of Docking, Freebridge Lynn, Marshland.
Minor changes to the boundary with South West Norfolk to align with boundaries of local authorities, rationalised. Marginal changes to county boundaries with Isle of Ely and Parts of Holland. Canning resigned after being appointed the United Kingdom's ambassador to Turkey, causing a by-election. Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck's death caused a by-election. Jocelyn's death caused a by-election. Stanley was appointed Secretary of State for the Colonies. Stanley was appointed President of the Board of Control for the Affairs of India, requiring a by-election. Stanley was appointed Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. Stanley succeed to the peerage, causing a by-election. Representation reduced to one member Bourke's resignation on appointment as Governor of Madras caused a by-election. General Election 1914/15 Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915; the political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place from 1914 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected.
The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949. Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X; the Constitutional Year Book for 1913 J E Neale, The Elizabethan House of Commons Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "K"
John Cook (regicide)
John Cook was the first Solicitor General of the English Commonwealth and led the prosecution of Charles I. Following the English Restoration, Cook was convicted of regicide and hanged and quartered on 16 October 1660, he is considered an international legal icon and progenitor of international criminal law for being the first lawyer to prosecute a head of state for crimes against his people. John Cook was the son of Leicestershire farmers Isaac and Elizabeth Cook whose farm was just outside Burbage, he was baptised on 18 September 1608 in the All Saints church in Husbands Bosworth and educated at Wadham College, at Gray's Inn. Cook and his wife Frances had a son and a daughter, still a baby in 1660 when Cook was executed. Prior to his appointment as prosecutor, he had established a reputation as a radical lawyer and an Independent. Mr. John Coke, late Chief Justice of Ireland, had in his younger years seen the best part of Europe. Diodati, minister of the Italian church in that city. In a 2005 biography of Cook, Geoffrey Robertson argued that Cook was a original and progressive lawyer: while representing John Lilburne he established the right to silence and was the first to advocate many radical reforms in law, including the cab-rank rule of advocacy, the abolition of imprisonment for debt, courtroom Latin, fusion of law and equity and restrictions on the use of the death penalty.
Cook was among the first to argue that poverty was a cause of crime and to urge probation for those who stole to feed starving families. Although he was not fundamentally anti-monarchist, he was forced to this stance when Charles refused to recognise the legality of the court or answer the charges of tyranny against him. Robertson writes that Cook bravely accepted his fate at the Restoration when many others compromised with the new regime; the idea of trying a king was a novel one. The High Court of Justice established by the Act consisted of 135 Commissioners; the trial of Charles I on charges of high treason and other high crimes began on 20 January 1649, but he refused to enter a plea, claiming that no court had jurisdiction over a monarch. When Cook began to read the indictment, Charles I twice tried to stop him by ordering him to "Hold" and twice tapping him on the shoulder with his cane. Cook ignored this so Charles rose to speak, but Cook resumed speaking, at which point Charles struck Cook so forcefully on the shoulder that the ornate silver tip of the cane broke off and rolled onto the floor.
Charles nodded to Cook to pick it up, but Cook stood his ground and after a long pause, Charles stooped to retrieve it himself. This is considered an important historical moment, seen as symbolising the divine monarch bowing before human law; as a regicide, Cook was excluded after the Restoration of Charles II from the Indemnity and Oblivion Act which indemnified most opponents of the Monarchy for crimes they might have committed during the Civil War and Interregnum. The memoirs of Edmund Ludlow give an account of Cook's trial and his public execution the next day....he was seized and imprisoned by Sir Charles Coote, who joining with Monk in his treachery to the Commonwealth, sent him over to England, that he might sacrifice him to his new master, in satisfaction for the blood of his party which he himself had shed. Being brought to his trial, he was accused of preferring, in the name of all the good people of England, an Impeachment of High Treason to the High Court of Justice against the late King.
Secondly, that to bring about this conspiracy, he, with others, had assumed authority and power to accuse and murder the King. Thirdly, that a person unknown did cut off the King's head, he answered, that he could not be justly said to have contrived or counselled the death of the King, because the proclamation for the King's trial by the confession of his accuser, was published on the ninth of January, the day before he was appointed solicitor to the High Court of Justice. In the second place, though the Court should not admit that to be an Act of Parliament, which authorized him to do what he did. Thirdly, that he, who had neither been accuser, jury, judge, or executioner could not be guilty of treason in this case, he urged that having acted only as counsel, he was not answerable for the just
John Cooke (Royal Navy officer)
John Cooke was an experienced and regarded officer of the Royal Navy during the American War of Independence, the French Revolutionary Wars and the first years of the Napoleonic Wars. Cooke is best known for his death in hand-to-hand combat with French forces during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. During the action, his ship HMS Bellerophon was badly damaged and boarded by sailors and marines from the French ship of the line Aigle. Cooke was killed in the ensuing melee, but his crew drove off their opponents and forced the surrender of Aigle. Aside from his death, remarkably little is known of Cooke's circumstances, his date of birth is unclear, unlike many of his fellow officers, Cooke was never a notable society figure. He was however well respected in his profession and following his death was the subject of tributes from officers who had served alongside him. Memorials to him were placed in his local church in Wiltshire. John Cooke was baptised on 5 March 1762 at St. Mary, the second son of Francis Cooke, an Admiralty clerk, his wife Margaret.
John Cooke first went to sea at the age of eleven aboard the cutter HMS Greyhound under Lieutenant John Bazely, before going ashore to spend time at Mr Braken's naval academy at Greenwich. He was entered onto the books of one of the royal yachts by Sir Alexander Hood, who would become an enduring patron of Cooke's. In 1776 he obtained a position as a midshipman on the ship of the line aged thirteen. Cooke served aboard Eagle, the flagship of the North American Station, during the next three years, seeing extensive action along the eastern seaboard. Notable among these actions were the naval operations around the Battle of Rhode Island in 1778, when Eagle was engaged with American units ashore, he distinguished himself in the assault, causing Admiral Lord Howe to remark "Why, young man, you wish to become a Lieutenant before you are of sufficient age." On 21 January 1779, Cooke was promoted to lieutenant and joined HMS Superb in the East Indies under Sir Edward Hughes, but was forced to take a leave of absence due to ill-health.
Cooke returned to England and went to France to spend a year studying, before rejoining the navy in 1782 with an appointment to the 90-gun HMS Duke under Captain Alan Gardner. Cooke saw action at the Battle of the Saintes, at which Duke was engaged, he remained with Gardner following the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783, bringing an end to the American War of Independence, served as his first-lieutenant aboard his next command, the 50-gun HMS Europa. Gardner became commodore at Jamaica, flying his broad pennant aboard Europa and retaining Cooke as his first-lieutenant until Cooke was injured in a bad fall and had to be invalided home, he had recovered sufficiently by the time of the Spanish Armament in 1790 to be able to take up an appointment from his old patron, Sir Alexander Hood, to be third-lieutenant of his flagship, the 90-gun HMS London. When the crisis passed without breaking into open war, London was paid off and Cooke went ashore. With the outbreak of the French Revolutionary Wars in February 1793, Cooke rejoined Hood and became first-lieutenant of his new flagship, the 100-gun HMS Royal George, part of the Channel Fleet.
On 21 February 1794, Cooke was promoted to commander and given his first independent command, the small fireship HMS Incendiary. Three months Incendiary was a signal repeater for the Channel Fleet during the Atlantic campaign of May 1794, relaying Lord Howe's signals to the fleet and operating as a scout in the search for the French fleet under Villaret de Joyeuse. On 1 June 1794, Cooke was a witness to the battle of the Glorious First of June, although his tiny ship was far too small to engage in combat. In the action's aftermath, Cooke was included in the general promotions issued to the fleet, becoming a post captain on 23 July 1794. For a year, Cooke was stationed off Newfoundland as flag captain to Sir James Wallace aboard the 74-gun HMS Monarch, before returning to Britain and being offered command of the 28-gun HMS Tourterelle. Cooke accepted, but when he found out she was ordered to the West Indies, he resigned it, having been told by Gardner that further service in the West Indies would kill him.
Instead in early 1796 he took command of the 36-gun frigate HMS Nymphe. Nymphe was employed in the blockade of the French Atlantic ports over the next year, on 9 March 1797 was in company with HMS St Fiorenzo when they encountered the returning ships of a short-lived French invasion attempt of Britain, defeated at Fishguard in Wales; the French ships attempted to escape into Brest, but were hunted down by the British, who forced the surrender of Résistance and Constance in turn after successive short engagements. Neither of the British ships suffered a single casualty in the combat, both French ships were subsequently purchased into the Royal Navy, bringing prize money to Cooke and his crew. Despite this success, Cooke was unpopular with his men due to the strict discipline he enforced aboard his ship; this was graphically demonstrated just two months after the action off Brest, when Nymphe became embroiled in the Spithead mutiny. Cooke attempted to assist Admiral John Colpoys at the mutiny's outbreak, was ordered ashore by his crew when he tried to return to his ship.
Cooke was tactfully removed from command by the Admiralty following the mutiny, although he was returned to service two years aboard the new frigate HMS Amethyst in preparation for the Anglo-Russian invasion of the Batavian Republic. During the invasion, Amethyst conveyed the Duke of York to the Netherlands and participated in the evacuation of the force following the campaign's collapse. Cooke was involved in operations in Quiberon
John Cooke (physician)
John Cooke was an English physician. Cooke was born in Lancashire, was educated by Philip Doddridge to be a dissenting minister, he preached at Preston. He became a medical student at Guy's Hospital in London, going on to the University of Edinburgh and University of Leyden, where he graduated. Cooke became physician to the Royal General Dispensary in the City of London. In April 1784 he was elected physician to the London Hospital, a post he held for 23 years, delivered the first clinical lectures given there. On 25 June in the same year he was admitted a licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians. In 1807 he was elected a fellow of the College of Physicians, ten years a Fellow of the Royal Society, he delivered the Croonian lectures at the College of Physicians in 1819, 1820, 1821, the Harveian oration in 1828. Cooke was president of the Medico-Chirurgical Society in 1822 and 1823, he was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. In his latter years he went out little, he died at his house in Gower Street, London, 1 January 1838.
Cooke's thesis was in cases where there is no rise of temperature. In 1820 he began the publication of A Treatise on Nervous Diseases, completed in 1823. An American edition, in one volume, was published at Boston in 1824; this work is based on his Croonian lectures. It gives an account of the existing knowledge of hemiplegia, paralysis of separate nerves, apoplexy and hydrocephalus internus, without major innovations; the method is comparable to that of his friend Thomas Young in his Practical and Historical Treatise on Consumptive Diseases. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Stephen, Leslie, ed.. "Cooke, John". Dictionary of National Biography. 12. London: Smith, Elder & Co