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William Willets Cocks (July 24, 1861 - May 24, 1932) was a United States Representative from New York. Born in Old Westburymarker, Long Islandmarker, he attended private schools and Swarthmore Collegemarker. He engaged in agricultural pursuits and was elected commissioner of highways of the Town of North Hempsteadmarker in 1894. He was reelected in 1896 and again in 1898, and served in the New York State Senate in 1901 and 1902. He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1904 and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1908.

Cocks was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth, and Sixty-first Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1905 to March 3, 1911. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress and again engaged in agricultural pursuits. In 1914, Cocks' elder brother Frederick Cocks Hicks was elected to the House of Representatives.

William Cocks was a member of the board of managers of Swarthmore College and was president of the Friends Academy in Locust Valleymarker. He was vice president of the Roslyn Savings Bank and was a director of the Bank of Westbury and the Bank of Hicksville. Cocks was elected mayor of the village of Old Westbury in 1924 and served until his death there in 1932; interment was in Friends Cemetery, Westbury.


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