Ted Walker Cook
April 15, 1921
May 19, 1990
1938-39 Woodrow Wilson High School - Beckley, WV (High School)
1939-40 Woodrow Wilson High School - Beckley, WV (High School)
1940-41 University of Tennessee (College) Freshmen
1941-42 University of Tennessee (College)
1942-43 University of Tennessee (College)
1946-47 University of Tennessee (College)
1947-48 Minneapolis Lakers (NBL)
1947-48 Snead Florists - Beckley, WV (Independent)
1948-49 Hammond Calumet Buccaneers (NBL)
1948-49 Sheboygan Redskins (NBL)
1948-49 Snead Florists - Beckley, WV (Independent)
The wrong man was previously identified as the basketball-playing Ted Cook. Despite what other sites claim, he is NOT Ted Cook, the NFL player from the University of Alabama.
Born in Beckley, West Virginia, to John Wallace and Alma Cook, Ted Cook went to Woodrow Wilson HS before enrolling at Tennessee. He played basketball there before World War 2 intervened, but he returned to Tennessee after the war to finish his education. After graduating, he tried out with Tri Cities Blackhawks but didn't make the team. He would sign with the Lakers and play in the NBL for a few seasons in short bursts with three different teams. He would become the Director of Recreation in Beckley in 1949, but would eventually return to Knoxville, where he died in 1990.
Ted married Dorothy Roehl (1927-2009) in 1949
Thanks to John Grasso for clearing this one up.
The Daily Times (Davenport, IA), August 8, 1947
Raleigh Register (Beckley, WV(, February 11, 1949