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Lorrin Alanson Cooke (April 6, 1831 – August 12, 1902) was an American politician and the 57th Governor of Connecticut from 1897 to 1899.

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Early life

Cooke was born in New Marlborough, Massachusetts. He was educated at Norfolk Academy in Connecticut. He later taught in school in the Connecticut public school system.

Politics

In 1856 Cooke became a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives. He served in the Connecticut State Senate from 1883 to 1885, was president of the Senate from 1884 to 1885. In 1985 he became Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut. He held that position from 1885 to 1887 and again from 1895 to 1897. He became the Governor of Connecticut in 1897. During his term, he was successful in his attempts in leaving a financially sound state treasury, even with increased governmental expenditures, which resulted from the outbreak of the Spanish–American War. He left office on January 4, 1899.

Later life

After leaving the office, Cooke remained active in civic events. He died on in Winsted, Connecticut on August 12, 1902, aged 71.

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References

  • Sobel, Robert and John Raimo. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978. Greenwood Press, 1988. ISBN 0-313-28093-2
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