Parent of two Hobart men brings expertise in finance and educational endeavors to the HWS Board of Trustees
February 13, 2002 Geneva, N.Y. – The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Board of Trustees welcomed Langdon P. Cook as its newest member at the Board meeting held this past weekend in New York City. Cook is the father of Whitney A. Cook, Hobart Class of 1999, and Frederick H. Cook, Hobart Class of 2005. He has previously served the Colleges as a member of the Parent’s Executive Committee and on the campaign steering committee for the Colleges’ last capital campaign.
Cook established Langdon P. Cook & Co.—Municipal and Government Bonds in 1974 when he left his position as senior vice president and head of the government and municipal bond division at Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. The company was later acquired by another, but continues under the name of Langdon P. Cook Government Securities, Inc. Cook will bring his considerable business and finance background to his Board duties.
A leader in educational endeavors, as well, Cook has been a trustee of the Greenwich Country Day School (serving as president from 1981-1984), and is currently a member of the Academy Resources Committee at Phillips Exeter Academy, his alma mater. He has also served on the parents committee at St. Georges School.
Cook is a trustee of the Dennet Foundation, an independent foundation with interests in education, arts, health and youth, and serves as director and treasurer of Orbis International, a global humanitarian organization that works in developing countries to save sight through hands-on training, public health education and improved access to eye care. He is also a director of PFN, a technology firm that helps businesses establish integrated collaborative networks.
A graduate of Princeton University, Cook and his wife Lyn have two other sons, Langdon and Corey. The family resides in Greenwich, Conn.
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