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Frederick Douglas Cooke, Jr. was born and raised in the District of Columbia. He attended District of Columbia public schools and graduated from McKinley Technical High School in 1965. After high school, Mr. Cooke enrolled at Howard University and graduated in 1969 with a degree in Psychology and a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force.

Mr. Cooke deferred some of his U.S. Air Force service and enrolled at the Howard University School of Law where he graduated with honors in 1972. Upon graduation, he served as the Law Clerk for the Hon. George W. Draper, II an Associate Judge of the Superior Court for the District of Columbia. In 1973, he was appointed a Captain in the Judge Advocate General’s Department of the U.S. Air Force and served four years in that capacity.

In 1977, he returned to the District and began a law practice with a large corporate law firm in which he became a partner in 1982. In 1987, he was appointed by Mayor Marion Barry to serve as the Corporation Counsel of the District of Columbia (now called the Attorney General of the District of Columbia) where he was the head of a law office of about 250 lawyers and an equal number of support staff. In 1990, he left government service and returned to the private practice of law. In his practice, he works primarily on governmental relations, municipal finance, telecommunications, land use, public contracting, sports, advertising, litigation, intellectual property education, general corporate matters, and civil and criminal litigation matters. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member of the Faculty of the Howard University School of Law, and serves on a number of Boards of not for profit organizations.

He is the father of four (4) adult daughters all of whom he is very proud.

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