Donald C. Cook
Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission
In office
February 26, 1952 – June 17, 1953
PresidentHarry S. Truman
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Preceded byHarry A. McDonald
Succeeded byRalph H. Demmler
Personal details
Born(1909-04-14)April 14, 1909
Escanaba, Michigan, U.S.
Died December 16, 1981(1981-12-16) (aged 72)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
George Washington University Law School

Donald Clarence Cook (April 14, 1909 – December 16, 1981) was chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission between 1952 and 1953 and also served as a member from 1949 to 1953.[1]

Cook was a resident student at the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science and the Arts in 1927.[2]: 158  He ultimately became chairman of American Electric Power (1962–1976)[3] Donald C. Cook Nuclear Generating Station is named for him.


  1. ^ "Biographies of Aerospace Officials and Policymakers, A-D". National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA History Division. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  2. ^ General Register. Detroit, Michigan: UM Libraries. 1928.
  3. ^ "History of AEP". American Electric Power website. Retrieved 2009-06-03.