Eleutheros Cooke

Eleutheros Cooke ( born December 25, 1787 Granville, Washington County, New York, † December 27, 1864 in Sandusky, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1831 and 1833 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Eleutheros Cooke attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he started in Granville to work in this profession. In 1817, he moved first to Indiana and two years later to Sandusky, Ohio. In the 1820s he joined the movement against the future President Andrew Jackson and became a member of the short-lived National Republican Party. In the years 1822, 1823 and 1825, he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio. In 1826 he was awarded the very first permit in the United States establishing a railroad.

In the congressional elections of 1830, Cooke became the 14th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Mordecai Bartley on March 4, 1831. Since he has not been confirmed in 1832, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1833. Since the inauguration of President Jackson in 1829, was discussed inside and outside of Congress vehemently about its policy. It was about the controversial enforcement of the Indian Removal Act, the conflict with the State of South Carolina, which culminated in the Nullifikationskrise, and banking policy of the President.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Eleutheros Cooke practiced as a lawyer again. In 1840 he was again a deputy in the House of Representatives from Ohio. He died on December 27, 1864 in Sandusky.