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George Henry Cook (14 January 1869 – 30 July 1938) was an engineer, magistrate and local politician.

Born in the Isle of Wight, moved to London in 1887, studying at King's College London until 1888 and at the Regent Street Polytechnic from 1888–89 and at the People’s Palace, Mile End, from 1891-2. He studied engineering, technical drawing and mathematics, and became the manager of James Lions & Co. Works, Poplar. In 1908 he was admitted as a Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

He moved to the Newington area of Southwark and became a justice of peace for the County of London. From 1919-28 sat as a Progressive Party member of the London County Council representing Southwark Central.

He later moved to Great Bookham near Epsom in Surrey as chairman and governing Director of James Walker & Co Ltd, engine packing and jointing specialists, Lion Works in Woking. He died there aged 69 and was buried at West Norwood Cemetery.

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