David O. Cooke - Early Life

Early Life

Cooke was born in Buffalo, New York in 1920. He graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1941, and earned his masters degree from the State University of New York at Albany in 1942. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and later earned his law degree from The George Washington University in 1951. That year, he went back on active duty and served in a number of posts until he retired as a Navy captain in 1968.

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