Cook, John (5), Dd

Cook, John (5), D.D.

a Scotch clergyman, son of the divinity professor at St. Andrews, graduated at that university in 1823. He was factor to St. Mary's College in 1824, licensed to preach in 1828, presented to the living at Laurencekirk in 1829, and ordained; transferred to St. Leonard's, St. Andrews, in 1845; appointed convener of committee on education in 1849, of that for schoolmasters in 1850, and also of three other committees; was moderator of the General Assembly in 1859, assessor to the university court, elected professor of divinity and ecclesiastical history in 1860. and one of the deans of the chapel in 1863. He died April 17, 1869, aged sixty-one years. Dr. Cook published works on Church Patronage, Church Defence, Relief of the Poor, School Statistics, a Catechism, and a few single Sermons. A handsome painted window, placed by his parishioners in the college church, St. Andrews, is one token of the high esteem in which he was held. He had scholarly ability, refined taste, exact and active business habits, affability, and courtesy. See Fasti Eccles. Scoticanae, 3:879.

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