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Title Samuel A. Cook Armory Company
Catalog Number p2003.20.1048
Object Name Postcard, Lithographic
Description Lithographic postcard of the Samuel A. Cook, Armory Company I, Neenah, Wisconsin.
Date 1906-1920
People Cook, Samuel Andrew
Subjects Historic buildings
Military training

Oshkosh Public Museum
Collection Postcard Collection
Catalog date 2006-11-01
Cataloged by Radig, Dan
Medium Cardstock/Ink
Notes Lithographic postcard of the Samuel A. Cook Armory Company I, Neenah, Wisconsin.

The armory was a gift to Company I of the Wisconsin Nation Guard, by Samuel A. Cook, and was known as S. A. Cook Armory, Co. I.

It was completed on January 24, 1907, and dedicated on February 7, 1907. The architect was H. A. Foeller of Green Bay, Wisconsin. It was last used as a armory on June 16, 1969.

Samuel Andrew Cook, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Ontario, Canada, January 28, 1849; moved with his parents to Calumet County, Wis., in 1856; attended the common schools in Fond du Lac and Calumet Counties; enlisted as a private in Company A, Second Wisconsin Cavalry, under General Custer, and served until the end of the Civil War; lived on a farm in Calumet County until 1872, when he located in Marathon County and engaged in business; moved to Neenah, Winnebago County, in 1881; elected mayor of Neenah in 1889; member of the State assembly in 1891 and 1892; delegate to the Republican National Convention at Minneapolis in 1892; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); declined renomination in 1896; was an unsuccessful candidate for United States Senator in 1897 and again in 1907; commander of the Grand Army of the Republic for Department of Wisconsin in 1915 and 1916; became a manufacturer of print paper at Menasha, Wis., with residence in Neenah, Wis.; president of the Alexandria Paper Company at Alexandria, Ind.; died in Neenah, Wis., on April 4, 1918; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.

From: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
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