John Warren Cooke, 94, died Nov. 28. A member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1942-1980. At the time of his retirement, he represented Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties. He also represented Charles City and New Kent counties during 1966-1972. He was majority leader of the House 1956-1968 and speaker 1968-1980.
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