Cook After College and His Legacy
When John Francis Cook returned following the death of his father, him and his brother worked in the school their father founded, Union Seminary. For a few years he helped teach there, until he deiced to move to New Orleans. He taught in New Orleans until the onset of the Civil War, at which time he moved back to Washingon D.C to help his brother with Union Seminary. They both worked their until 1867 when the school closed.
After the school began to suffer John Francis Cook had moved onto working in the public sector as a clerk for the tax colector of Washington D.C. During the years until 1884 Cook became an important figure in Washington Politics within the Republican Party. In 1874 President Ulysses S Grant apointed him the district tax colector, which he held until the democratic party took control of the House of Representatives and The Presidency. From the years of 1875 until 1910 with his death he was a member of the Howard University Board of Trustees. Which today is one of the most important and well known historically black colleges.