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Prepared by Kevin Ferst, March 13, 2002; Last Updated: December 2020
Inclusive Dates: 1956-1992
Extent: 1.33 cubic feet (1 record storage box and 1 oversized box)
Physical Location: 11th floor
Biographical Note: Robert E. Cook was born in Kent, in 1920, and was a longtime resident of Ravenna. He received a law degree from the College of William and Mary in 1950. He served as Portage County prosecutor in 1952 and was re-elected in 1956. Three years later, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives where he served two terms. He returned to Portage County and served from 1963 to 1969 as Common Pleas Judge. In 1979, Cook received Kent State University's Distinguished Alumni Award.
Scope and Content: This collection contains photographs, newspaper clippings, and correspondence accumulated during Cook's years as a U.S. Congressman. Of special interest are several photographs of Cook with John F. Kennedy, and letters signed by JFK, as well as one signed by Robert Kennedy.
Acquistion Information: Cook donated this collection to Kent State University's Department of Special Collections and Archives in 1984.
Box 2: Oversized Materials