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.