COOKE, Bates (1787-1841)

COOKE, BATES, a Representative from New York; born in Wallingford, Conn., December 23, 1787; attended the public schools; moved to Lewiston, N.Y.; studied law; was admitted to the bar about 1815 and commenced practice in Lewiston; participated in the War of 1812; supervisor of the town of Cambria in 1814; elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-second Congress (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1833); was not a candidate for renomination in 1832; elected comptroller of the State of New York in February 1839; served as bank commissioner from May 14, 1840, until his death in Lewiston, Niagara County, N.Y., May 31, 1841; interment in Oak Wood Cemetery.

J.S. Copley Library
Copley Press
La Jolla, CA
Papers: 1839, 4 pages.
A letter from Albert Gallatin to Bates Cooke written on March 2, 1839. In the letter, Albert Gallatin writes a magnificent, detailed financial letter which analyzes banking affairs, American financial resources, and the reception of American securities on the foreign market.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: 1839-1840. 9 letters.
Official correspondence. Finding aid in repository.


The New York Public Library
Manuscripts & Archives Section
New York, NY
Papers: In the New York (State) Comptroller's Office Canal Records, 1823-1856, 0.5 linear foot.
Other authors include Bates Cooke. A finding aid is available in the repository.