The 2017 contest pays tribute to Elizabeth E. Cook `1908

ESTEEMED ALUMNUS

Elizabeth Ellsworth Cook, circa 1920.  The Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College.

Elizabeth Ellsworth Cook, circa 1920.  The Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College.

This year's honoree, a ‘pacifist, suffragist, and businesswoman Elizabeth Ellsworth Cook was born in Winona, Minn., the daughter of Charles Button and Lucy Ellsworth Cook.  She attended public schools in Ithaca, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University (A.B. 1908).  She went to work in New York City as a statistician for Harris, Forbes, and Co., and in 1916 became a sales manager for Hemphill, Noyes, and Co., an investment securities firm.  A vice-president of the Women’s Political Union, she was the first president of the Women’s Bond Club (1925?) and a member of the Municipal Forum and Municipal Analysts, both of New York.  Cook also served as director of Haffner Associates, a fabric manufacturer (1935-1955) and president of Direct Shipping Corporation (1935-1954), which grew and shipped produce from Florida.’

Read her prize winning oration here.

E. E. Cook's alumni folder is on hold in the archives for your perusal, please ask to see the files on hold for Sara Beth Canaday.
Yearbook photo
Senior records
The online Daily Sun has multiple mentions of our honoree.  When searching, please consider all possible combinations of her name: Elizabeth Cook, Elizabeth E Cook, Elizabeth Ellsworth Cook.