Cook, James F. 1940-

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Cook, James F. 1940-


Born December 3, 1940, in Balboa, Panama Canal Zone; son of James F., Sr. (in U.S. Navy) and Alma (a homemaker) Jenkins; married April 16, 1964; wife's name Ida B. (a nurse); children: Sean H., James F. Education: Young Harris College, A.A.; Emory University, B.A.; Georgia State University, M.A.; University of Georgia, Ph.D. Politics: Republican. Religion: Presbyterian. Hobbies and other interests: Playing guitar, gardening, travel.


Home—Cedartown, GA. E-mail—[email protected].


Floyd Junior College (now Georgia Highlands College), Rome, GA, professor of history, 1970-2000.


Georgia Historical Society, Georgia Association of Historians (life member; president, 1983-84), Polk County Historical Society (president, 1989-91), Optimist Club of Cedartown (life member; president, 1976-77, 1995-96).


Alex Bealer Award, Atlanta Historical Society.


The Governors of Georgia, Strode (Huntsville, AL), 1979, 3rd edition, Mercer University Press (Macon, GA), 2005.

Carl Sanders: Spokesman of the New South, Mercer University Press (Macon, GA), 1993.

Carl Vinson: Patriarch of the Armed Forces, Mercer University Press (Macon, GA), 2004.

We Fly by Night: The History of Floyd College, McNaughton & Gunn (Saline, MI), 2007.