Ralph Kent Cooke, the eldest son of Washington Redskins and Los Angeles Daily News owner Jack Kent Cooke, died yesterday in a Lexington, Ky., hospital. He was 58.
Cooke was executive vice president of Elmendorf Farm Inc., a thoroughbred horse racing and breeding farm in Lexington. He also served as an officer and director of Jack Kent Cooke Inc., Pro Football Inc., Cooke Properties Inc. and Redskin Properties.
Born in Toronto on April 29, 1937, Cooke previously worked in the broadcasting, marketing and advertising fields.