Cook, Frederick Albert

Born 22 March 1883 (Baddaginnie, Victoria)
Died 23 December 1971. (Benalla. Benalla cemetery)
Parents: Frederick John, storekeeper, and Maria Dosser, both b. England
Marriage: (1) 26 Dec 1915 Neva Garland Mowatt; 3s. 2d., (2) 20 Apr 1943 Kathleen Flora Curry; 1s. 1d.
Occupation: Storekeeper and grazier
Religion: Methodist
Education: state school

Career: Continued father's storekeeping business, Baddaginnie and Benalla; grazing interests; chairman Carter's, timber merchants, Benalla; life member Benalla Agricultural and Pastoral Society; chairman Benalla High School Council; JP 1923; member Euroa High School Council, Benalla Advancement League; Freemason; Sunday school superintendent and secretary Baddaginnie Meth Church 65 years. Benalla shire councillor 1924-1964, president1931-1932, 1953-1954

Party: Independent; Country Party
Party Note: Supported United Australia Party, joined Liberal-Country (McEwen) party 1939, Country Party from 1943, whip 1955-1961.

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLABenallaOctober 1936(b/e)June 1961 

Appointments: Egg Marketing committee 1950-1951. Public Works committee 1952-1955.
References: Who's Who in Australia 1938-1962, Victoria, 'Parliamentary Debates' 18 Apr 1961, 3098-107, Herald 8 Oct 1936, Liberal Country Times 8 March 1940, Benalla Ensign 12 Jan 1972.
Initial data source: Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last update: 1985 (last date the record was checked and updated)

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.