Representative Anson George MCCOOK

YEARS 1835-1917
OFFICE Representative
STATE New York
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 45th (1877-1879), 46th (1879-1881), 47th (1881-1883)

Representative Anson George MCCOOK Biography

McCOOK, Anson George, a Representative from New York; born in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, October 10, 1835; attended the common schools of Lisbon (then New Lisbon), Ohio; employed as a drug clerk in Pittsburgh, Pa., 1850-1852; returned to Ohio and taught school near Lisbon; crossed the Plains to California in 1854 and engaged in mining in that State and also in Nevada; returned East in 1859 and at the outbreak of the Civil War was engaged in the study of law; entered the Union Army as captain of the Second Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, April 17, 1861, and served until October 21, 1865; returned to Steubenville and was admitted to the bar in 1866; appointed assessor of internal revenue for the seventeenth Ohio district in November 1865; moved to New York City in May 1873, and was admitted to the bar of that State in 1875; founded the Law Journal, and became president of the New York Law Publishing Co., which position he held until his death; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1883); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1882; Secretary of the United States Senate 1883-1893; appointed by Mayor William L. Strong city chamberlain of the city of New York and served from 1895 to 1898; died in New York City December 30, 1917; interment in Union Cemetery, Steubenville, Ohio. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

External Research Collections

Library of Congress Manuscript Division Washington, DC Papers: In McCook family papers, 1827-1963. 32 containers. Includes his correspondence and scrapbooks. Register and index.


McCook, Anson G[eorge]. Address before the Society of the Army of the Cumberland at Their Eleventh Reunion. Cincinnati: R. Clarke & Co., 1879.

Anson George MCCOOK Committee Assignments

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