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Cook, Bayard S.
Author: The History of Florida: Past & Present, The Lewis Publishing Co., 1923, Vol. III pg.17
Presented by Nancy Rayburn
COOK, BAYARD S., member of the successful law firm of Cook and Harris
in St. Petersburg, came to Florida after a number of years of practice as a
Philadelphia lawyer and is one of the very active men in the professional and
civic affairs of the West Coast.
He was born in Talbot County, Maryland, May 22, 1882, only son and
child of PETER and AUGUSTA (PIPPIN) COOK, his father a native of Delaware and
his mother of Maryland. His father is still living in Maryland. BAYARD COOK
was reared in his native state, was educated in the public schools, in the
Easton High School, and graduated from the Temple University Law School at
Philadelphia in 1907. He was admitted to the bar the same year, and from 1907
to 1915 had a satisfactory practice as a member of the Philadelphia bar. In
the latter year he moved to St. Petersburg, and since November 1, 1919, has
been associated with Mr. Harris. The firm of Cook and Harris conduct an
extensive general practice in all the courts of this state.
In 1917 Mr. COOK married S. JANE BERYMAN of Ohio. They have three
sons, BAYARD Jr., DOUGLAS and JAMES. Mr. COOK served several years as city
attorney for St. Petersburg under the Land administration. He is a member of
the Fist Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
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