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  Cocke, John
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AffiliationDemocratic-Republican   
NameJohn Cocke
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, Tennessee , United States
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Born 00, 1772
DiedFebruary 16, 1854 (82 years)
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InfoCOCKE, John, (son of William Cocke and uncle of William Michael Cocke), a Representative from Tennessee; born in Brunswick, Nottoway County, Va., in 1772; moved with his parents to Tennessee, where he attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1793 and practiced in Hawkins County; member of the Tennessee house of representatives in 1796, 1797, 1807, 1809, 1812, and again in 1837, and served as speaker in 1812 and 1837; served in the Tennessee senate 1799-1801; served as major general of Tennessee Volunteers in the Creek War in 1813 and as colonel of a regiment of Tennessee riflemen, under Gen. Andrew Jackson, at New Orleans; elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses; as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress; and as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1827); chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Eighteenth and Nineteenth Congresses); engaged in agricultural pursuits; founded a school for deaf mutes in Knoxville, Tenn.; again a member of the Tennessee senate in 1843; died in Rutledge, Grainger County, Tenn., February 16, 1854; interment in the Methodist Church Cemetery.


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RACES
  08/02/1833 TN - District 02 Lost 29.59% (-40.82%)
  08/05/1825 TN - District 02 Won 58.79% (+17.59%)
  08/08/1823 TN - District 02 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/10/1821 TN - District 02 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/06/1819 TN - District 02 Won 52.48% (+4.95%)
  08/08/1817 TN - District 02 Lost 48.60% (-2.81%)
  12/08/1815 TN - District 02 Special Election Lost 41.46% (-6.98%)
  08/05/1803 TN-At-Large Lost 17.17% (-13.00%)
  10/31/1801 TN-Initial District - Special Election Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
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