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Clinton Levering COBB

(1842-1879)

COBB, Clinton Levering, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, N.C., August 25, 1842; attended the common schools and was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced practice in Elizabeth City, N.C.; engaged in the mercantile business; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first, Forty-second, and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1875); chairman, Committee on the Freedman’s Bureau (Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Elizabeth City, N.C., and died there on April 30, 1879; interment in Episcopal Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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