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Samuel A. Cook
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 6th district
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897
|Preceded by||Owen A. Wells|
|Succeeded by||James H. Davidson|
January 28, 1849|
Province of Canada (now Ontario)
|Died||April 4, 1918
Neenah, Wisconsin, U.S.
Born in the British Province of Canada (in what is now the modern Canadian province of Ontario), Cook moved with his parents to Calumet County, Wisconsin, in 1855. He attended the common schools in Fond du Lac and Calumet Counties. Cook enlisted as a private in Company A, Second Wisconsin Cavalry, under General George A. Custer, and served until the end of the Civil War. He lived on a farm in Calumet County until 1872, when he located in Marathon County and engaged in business. He moved to Neenah, Wisconsin in 1881.
Cook was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897). He declined renomination in 1896. He was an unsuccessful candidate for United States Senator in 1897 and again in 1907. Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic for Department of Wisconsin in 1915 and 1916. He became a manufacturer of print paper in Menasha, Wisconsin, while residing in Neenah, Wisconsin. He served as president of the Alexandria Paper Company in Alexandria, Indiana. He died in Neenah, Wisconsin, on April 4, 1918. He was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery.
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