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Morris Dawes Cooke ’45

Published in Oct. 6, 1999, issue

Morris Cooke died Apr. 22, 1999, at home in Beaufort, S.C. He entered Princeton from St. Paul's School, the son of George Johnes Cooke '01 and the brother of James '30. He majored in mechanical engineering for two years until he transferred to Cornell in 1943 under the Navy V-12 program. While at Princeton, Morris was a member of Charter Club and served on the staff of The Daily Princetonian.

Morris was commissioned in the Marine Corps in Mar., 1945, and served in Guam and in North China during WWII. He continued as a marine officer until he retired in 1974, serving in Korea, as commanding officer of the Marine detachment on the USS Macon, commanding officer of the Marine barracks in Argentia, Newfoundland, and then on the staff of the joint chiefs and the commandant of the Marine Corps.

Morris married Georgianna H. McTeer, of Beaufort, who survives him. Also surviving are a son, Morris D. Jr., a daughter, Elizabeth M., two grandsons, and a granddaughter, to all of whom the class expresses its sincere sympathy on the loss of this classmate who so epitomized "Princeton in the nation's service."

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