James E. Cobb
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Born in Thomaston, Georgia, Cobb attended the public schools, and was graduated from Emory College, Oxford, Georgia, in June 1856. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and practiced. He moved to Texas in 1857. He entered the Confederate States Army in 1861 as lieutenant in Company F, Fifth Texas Regiment, and served in the Army of Northern Virginia until he was made prisoner at the Battle of Gettysburg. After his release settled in Tuskegee, Alabama, and practiced law until 1874. Circuit judge from 1874 to 1886. He was reelected in 1886, but before qualifying was elected to Congress.
Cobb was elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1895). Presented credentials as a Democratic Member-elect to the Fifty-fourth Congress and served from March 4, 1895, to April 21, 1896, when he was succeeded by Albert T. Goodwyn, who contested his election. He resumed the practice of law in Tuskegee, Alabama. He served as delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1901. He died in East Las Vegas, San Miguel County, N.Mex., June 2, 1903. He was interred in Evergreen Cemetery, Tuskegee, Alabama.
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