The Life and Times of a Pioneer Judge: John Dillard Cook

It was November 16, 1820, when Judge John Dillard Cook was appointed to the Missouri Supreme Court. Now released, SHSMO brings you The Life and Times of Judge John Dillard Cook presented by Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. in honor of the Missouri Bicentennial.

In this special program, Judge Limbaugh details the long-lost legacy of this early 1800s southeast Missouri pioneer judge through contemporaneous accounts of Judge Cook's experience as a prominent lawyer, judge, politician, and community leader

Previously presented for the Supreme Court of Missouri Historical Society and Cape Girardeau County Archives, viewers anywhere can now explore the life and career of this trailblazing pioneer judge in a free SHSMO On Demand program.

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