COBB, Thomas Willis

1784–1830

Biography

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.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Atlanta History Center

Atlanta, GA
Papers: Articles about him in Sarah Martha Cobb Whitmer scrapbooks.

Emory University
Robert W. Woodruff Library

Atlanta, GA
Papers: Correspondence in the Robert Watkins Lovett family papers, 1787-1916.

Georgia Department of Archives and History

Atlanta, GA
Papers: In File II Names, primarily incoming correspondence to the governor of Georgia.

Georgia Historical Society

Savannah, GA
Papers: 1 letter.

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: 1824-1826. 5 letters. Official correspondence.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Mellichamp, Josephine. "Thomas W. Cobb." In Senators from Georgia, pp. 96-98. Huntsville, AL: Strode Publishers, 1976.

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