2016 International UFO Congress Lecture
Lecture: UFO Disclosure
Merrill Cook will be discussing how he would handle UFO disclosure as a former congressman as well as his experience at the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure. He will tell us about what he heard there, and the testimony from witnesses and researchers which showed him how deep this conspiracy can go.
Bio: Former Congressman Merrill Cook was one of the panel members at the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure. The hearing was a week long, and served as a mock-congressional hearing regarding UFOs. Cook and other former Congress people heard testimony from dozens of witnesses. Although skeptical at first, Cook says he was impressed with the testimony presented and it has made him rethink the UFO phenomenon and government secrecy.
Merrill Cook was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah the son of scientist Melvin A. Cook who pioneered the development of slurry explosives. He graduated from East High School in 1964 and the University of Utah in 1969 and earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1971. He was hired as a budget analyst by Arthur D. Little, Inc. and in 1973 founded Cook Slurry Company, a mining explosives manufacturer, of which he served as president and chief executive.
Merrill was elected to Congress in 1996 and served two terms representing the 2nd District of Utah. He held seats on the U.S. House Banking Committee, Financial Institutions Subcommittee, and Capital Markets Subcommittee for four years, dealing with the highest levels of the American financial, investment and banking industries.