These Were Builders

But like her husband, Mrs. Cooke devoted her greatest attention, time, and effort to important civic projects in Buffalo, her home as well as her husband ’ s, She was deeply interested in the State College and the University of Buffalo at which her husband served as Council Chairman as well as chairman of the enormously successful endowment campaigns of 1920 and 1929. Aside from her fine work connected with her husband's activities, Mrs. Cooke was outstanding in what she herself accomplished. She was a strong force in the success of the Josephine Goodyear Convalescent Home of which she was director from its origin in 1913* For many years, she was a trustee of the Studio Theater School, and she served as honorary chairman of its building fund campaign in 1936. She was a former president of the Twentieth Century Club and also a member of the Garret Club e In 1922, the State Normal School celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. As an expression of gratitude for past accomplishments, the yearbook staff dedicated the Elms 1922, to the alumni of the school. " To the Alumni ---- who have carried into their work the fullness of wisdom and the richness of service inspired by Alma Mater." May Louise Perry Cooke was president of the Alumni Association

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