' Woman Attorney Given U.S. Post GRAND RAPIDS, Jan. 9 uD Mrs. Margaret Cook has become the first woman assistant United States attorney in the west Mich igan district since 1938. Appointed bv Wendell A. Miles. U. S. attornev. she was sworn in by Federal Judge Ray mond: w. atarr to succeed Ro man J. Snow, who resigned ear lier to enter nrivate nractice Mrs. Cook is the wife of for mer City Attorney George Cook and was an honor graduate of university of Michigan and University of Michigan law school in i4b. The last woman in the assist ant U. S. attorney's post was Mrs. Ella Backus, who was appointed in 1903 and served n- m tier deatn in 1938.