Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Cook, Joseph Platt

Cook, Joseph Platt, a Delegate from Connecticut; born in Stratford (now Bridgeport), Conn., on January 4, 1730; was graduated from Yale College, New Haven, Conn., in 1750; from 1763 to 1783 he represented the town in about thirty sessions of the general assembly; justice of the peace in 1764; appointed colonel of the Sixteenth Regiment of Militia in 1771; during the Revolutionary War accompanied General Wolcott’s forces to New York in 1776; was in command of Continental forces when the British burned Danbury on April 26 and 27, 1777; resigned his colonelcy early in 1778; member of the council of safety in 1778; member of the State house of representatives in 1776, 1778, 1780-1782, and 1784; Member of the Continental Congress 1784-1788; judge of the probate court for Danbury district 1776-1813; served as one of the Governor’s council in 1803; died in Danbury, Conn., on February 3, 1810; interment in Wooster Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Cook, Joseph Platt," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1014 Original Sources, accessed September 22, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DKGW8SJU3TVAV5P.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Cook, Joseph Platt." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1014, Original Sources. 22 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DKGW8SJU3TVAV5P.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Cook, Joseph Platt' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1014. Original Sources, retrieved 22 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DKGW8SJU3TVAV5P.