Zadock Cook

Zadock Cook ( born February 18, 1769 in Virginia; † August 3, 1863 in Athens, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1816 and 1819 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


The exact birthplace of Zadock Cook is unknown. He came in his youth to Georgia and was one of the first settlers in Clarke County. Cook has visited no schools, but the necessary basic knowledge self taught. In 1793 he was an ensign in the militia in Washington County; In 1796 he was captain of the militia in Hancock County.

Politically, Cook was a member of the founded by President Thomas Jefferson Democratic- Republican Party. In the years 1806 and 1807 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives of Georgia, from 1810 to 1814 he was a member of the State Senate. Following the resignation of Mr Alfred Cuthbert Cook was at the due election for the fourth seat of Georgia as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on December 2, 1816. After a re-election, he could remain until March 3, 1819 Congress.

In 1822, Cook was again a deputy in the House of Representatives from Georgia. Between 1823 and 1824 he was again a member of the State Senate. He then retired to his plantation in Watkinsville, which he managed.