Forrest R. Cook, Jr. ’55

Forrest R. Cook, Jr. ’55 died on August 17, 2023, in Inverness, Florida.

(The following is a family-provided account in August 17, 2023:)

Forrest Russell Cook, known as “Russ Cook” at Bowdoin, graduated from Marblehead High School, Marblehead, MA, where he was class treasurer. He belonged to Psi Upsilon. Fraternity and graduated as a second lieutenant in the army. He was a senior vice president and division head at State Street Bank of Boston . He recommended State Street’s entry into bank credit cards, which greatly expanded the bank’s retail base. He then became president and chief executive officer of South Shore Bank in Quincy, MA. Experiencing many changes in the banking world during his career he wrote Money Murder and Madness: A Banking Life, How Your Government Caused The Financial Crisis. He was also class president in Rutgers University Stonier Graduate School of Banking and class treasurer in Harvard Business School Advanced Management. He is survived by his wife, his daughter, his son, three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren

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