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Hon. Catherine W. Cook

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Board Member

The National CG Museum Association , Inc.

Employment History

  • State Senator
  • Co-Chair

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    National Coast Guard Museum Association Inc
  • Board Member
    Vessels for Veterans
  • Board Member
    Mystic Lions Club
  • Chief Deputy Minority Leader and A Member of the Appropriations and Commerce Committees
    Connecticut State Senate


  • human ecology
    Connecticut College
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Web References
National Coast Guard Museum Association - The Association, 24 Aug 2014 [cached]
Catherine W. Cook
Hon. Catherine W. Cook
The Honorable Catherine Cook of Mystic, Connecticut is retired from a 26 year career in public service as Chief Deputy Leader of the Connecticut State Senate and Executive Assistant for Veterans' Affairs to Governor M. Jodi Rell.
Senator Cook established the state's first supported employment program to teach job skills to 250 adults with mental retardation. Her advocacy and pioneering ideas for people with disabilities led her to advise the President's Academy for Mental Retardation under Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton. Senator Cook was a key player in the state's successful effort to overturn a BRAC decision that saved the Groton Submarine Base from closure by the Pentagon. Catherine Cook also developed a thriving consulting service that serves clients in the biotechnology industry, health care advocacy and programs for returning veterans. In 2001, the Commandant of the US Coast Guard appointed her to the Board of Directors for the National Coast Guard Museum Association, to lead the project that looks to honor our nation's oldest sea service. Connecticut College, her alma mater, presented her with the Connecticut College Medal, their highest recognition to a distinguished alumna. Senator Cook received many other honors throughout her public service, including "National Legislator of the Year" for the biotech industry, and the Connecticut Veterans Commendation Medal, but perhaps Charles Kuralt said it best on the CBS Sunday Morning show that featured Cathy's work when he said, "She gives the gift of dignity."
Cook named director of ..., 30 Oct 2013 [cached]
Cook named director of Vessels for Veterans
Former Conn. state Senator Cathy Cook of Mystic has been named Executive Director for Work Vessels for Veterans, Inc., a Noank-based charitable organization dedicated to helping returning veterans succeed in their civilian communities.
Cook retired from the State Senate in 2006 as Chief Deputy Leader following 7 terms representing the 18th District serving eastern Connecticut towns.
Mystic Lions Club - Mystic, Connecticut, 7 Dec 2012 [cached]
Cathy Cook
Yahoo - Connecticut State Senator Named BIO Legislator of the Year, 20 June 2001 [cached]
HARTFORD , Conn. , June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- State Senator Catherine W. Cook , R-Mystic , today was named State Legislator of the Year by the Biotechnology Industry Organization ( BIO ) , the world's largest association representing the biotechnology industry.
Senator Cook was honored for her ``exemplary support of the growing research based BioScience Cluster in Connecticut and her keen understanding of the value that new and innovative medicines bring to the world , '' said Patrick Kelly , BIO's director of state government relations , at a ceremony today in Hartford in which Senator Cook was formally presented with her award.
Senator Cook is serving her fifth term in the Connecticut State Senate , where she is the chief deputy minority leader and a member of the Appropriations and Commerce committees.She also serves on the Select Committee on Children.Her district includes Griswold , Groton , Lisbon , North Stonington , Preston , Sprague , Stonington and Voluntown.
A tireless and caring advocate of improved health-care coverage for all citizens , Senator Cook has authored landmark legislation focused on women's health care.She also has been an active voice on the issue of pharmaceutical coverage for senior citizens , and has been honored as Legislator of the Year by the Connecticut State Medical Society.A graduate of Connecticut College with a degree in human ecology , she is a national consultant to the health care industry.
The BIO award was established to honor public servants such as Senator Cook for their leadership and commitment to advancing biotechnology and promoting the public's health and well-being.
``With this honor being bestowed on Senator Cook , Connecticut now has the distinction of being the only state in the nation where three top public officials have been so honored by BIO , '' said Debra K. Pasquale , president of Connecticut United for Research Excellence ( CURE ).
yearbook_of_the_president_Frank_Winkler, 1 May 2011 [cached]
State Senator Cathy Cook was our guest speaker. She reviewed the findings of a bi-partisan legislative study of the efficiencies of state government.
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