George Hammel Cook

George Hammel Cook

1818

Born at Hanover, New Jersey

1839

Graduated from the Rensselaer Institute

1839

Tutor at Rensselaer

1842-1846

Senior Professor at Rensselaer

1848

Professor of Math and Natural Philosophy at The Albany Academy

1848-1850

Engaged in the business of glass-making in Albany, NY

1851-1853

Principal of The Albany Academy

1853

Appointed Chair of Chemistry and Natural Sciences at Rutgers College

1864-1889

Vice President of Rutgers College

1864-1889

State Geologist of New Jersey

1872

Published his Geology of New Jersey

1879

Appointed Director of the State Agricultural Experiment Station

1889

Died on September 22, 1889