Education: Cook to Michigan

Last week the University of Michigan's law school became, in the opinion of its officials, "the wealthiest the world has ever known." The will of William Wilson Cook —Michigan Law graduate (1882), onetime general counsel for Postal Telegraph & Cable Co.—who died at Rye, N. Y., fortnight ago, had endowed the institution with over $10,000,000.

"Believing as I do," wrote Donor Cook, "that American institutions are of more consequence than the wealth or power of the country, and believing that the preservation and development of these institutions have been, are, and will...

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