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Levi Cook

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Levi Cook December 16, 1792 – December 2, 1866 was an American business and politician who served two terms the mayor of Detroit, Michigan, and one in the Michigan House of Representatives

Cook was born in Bellingham, Massachusetts, on December 16, 1792,1 the son of Thadeus Cook2 He moved to Detroit in 1815, and that same year became one of the trustees of the city He also served as City Treasurer in 1822, County Commissioner from 1824–27, Superintendent of the Poor from 1827–28, and city alderman in 18281 He was both Treasurer of the Michigan Territory and Chief Engineer of the Fire Department from 1830–36, mayor of Detroit in 1832, 1835–36,3 a member of the Michigan House of Representatives in 1838, and a member of the city Board of Review in 1840–411 He was originally a Whig, but later in life a Republican4

Cook was a dry goods merchant5 He was also a director of the Farmers' and Mechanics' Bank, and served as its president from 1838–451

He married Elizabeth Stevens of Boston in 1818,2 but the couple had no children1 Levi Cook died on December 2, 18661

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b c d e f Silas Farmer 1889, THE HISTORY OF DETROIT AND MICHIGAN, pp 1033–1034 
  2. ^ a b William Stocking; Gordon K Miller 1922, Clarence Monroe Burton, ed, The city of Detroit, Michigan, 1701-1922, Volume 2, The S J Clarke publishing company, p 1372 
  3. ^ The government of the city of Detroit and Wayne County, Michigan: 1701 to 1907, historical and biographical, 1907, pp 28–29 
  4. ^ Stephen D Bingham 1888, Early history of Michigan: with biographies of state officers, members of Congress, judges and legislators, Thorp & Godfrey, state printers, p 194 
  5. ^ Carlisle, Fred, ed 1890, Chronography of Notable Events in the History of the Northwest Territory and Wayne County, Detroit: OS Gulley, Bornman, p 206, OCLC 13694600 
Political offices
Preceded by
Marshall Chapin
Mayor of Detroit
1832
Succeeded by
Marshall Chapin
Preceded by
Andrew Mack
Mayor of Detroit
1835–1836
Succeeded by
Henry Howard

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