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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Mercer Cook.

Author: Mercer Cook; Larry Crowe; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Lawyer Mercer Cook was born on May 31, 1930, in Washington, D.C. He attended elementary school in Atlanta and high school in Washington, D. C. He earned his B. A. degree from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1951; and his J. D. degree from the University of Chicago in 1956. Cook’s grandfather, Will Marion Mercer Cook (1869 -1945) was a classically trained composer and collaborated on Broadway musicals.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Mercer Cook
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mercer Cook; Larry Crowe; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1003150223
Credits: Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Chicago, Illinois
2003 December 16.
Description: 1 online resource (4 video files (1 hr., 44 min., 15 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Mercer Cook
Mercer Cook

Abstract:

Lawyer Mercer Cook was born on May 31, 1930, in Washington, D.C. He attended elementary school in Atlanta and high school in Washington, D. C. He earned his B. A. degree from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1951; and his J. D. degree from the University of Chicago in 1956. Cook’s grandfather, Will Marion Mercer Cook (1869 -1945) was a classically trained composer and collaborated on Broadway musicals. His father, (Will) Mercer Cook (1903-1987) was a U. S. Ambassador to Senegal and Nigeria. Cook began his career in private practice in 1957. From 1967 to 1970, Cook worked for the Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation. Next, Cook worked for the Illinois State Attorney’s office in Cook County as an Assistant State’s Attorney. In 1989, he was appointed Deputy State’s Attorney. He returned to private practice in 1993 with the Gordon and Pikarski firm.

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