Yesterday my wife and I went to the memorial service for Edward B. Cook who was the husband of my high school art teacher, Jeannine Harriss Cook. Ed was a real “Mad Man” ,working in advertising for decades.
Ed received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Washington University School of Fine Arts. He served in the United States Naval Air Corps from January 1953 to January 1955. He then entered the field of advertising working first at Scruggs, Vandervoort & Barney, then relocating to Chicago with Charles A. Stevens & Co. as Art Director. Returning to St. Louis in 1963, he was Art Director for FamousBarr Co., Gardner Advertising Co., and later went on to become a Senior Art Director at D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, Inc. In retirement he was a part-time instructor in graphic design at Meramec Community College and the University College at Washington University.