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Thomas Willis COBB

(1784-1830)
Senate Years of Service:
1824-1825; 1825-1828
Party:
Crawford Republican; Jacksonian

COBB, Thomas Willis, a Representative and a Senator from Georgia; born in Columbia County, Ga., in 1784; pursued preparatory studies; studied law; admitted to the bar and practiced in Lexington, Ga.; moved to Greensboro, Greene County; elected to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1821); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Seventeenth Congress; elected to the Eighteenth Congress and served from March 4, 1823, to December 6, 1824, when he resigned, having been elected Senator; chairman, Committee on Public Expenditures (Eighteenth Congress); elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Nicholas Ware and served from December 6, 1824, until his resignation in 1828; judge of the superior court of Georgia; died in Greensboro, Ga., February 1, 1830.

Bibliography

Mellichamp, Josephine. ‘Thomas Cobb.’ In Senators From Georgia. pp. 96-98. Huntsville, Ala.: Strode Publishers, 1976.

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

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