Thomas R. Cobb

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Thomas Reed Cobb (July 2, 1828 – June 23, 1892) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

United States House of Representatives lower house of the United States Congress

The United States House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the United States Congress, the Senate being the upper chamber. Together they comprise the legislature of the United States.

Indiana State of the United States of America

Indiana is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America. Indiana is the 38th largest by area and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States. Its capital and largest city is Indianapolis. Indiana was admitted to the United States as the 19th U.S. state on December 11, 1816. Indiana borders Lake Michigan to the northwest, Michigan to the north, Ohio to the east, Kentucky to the south and southeast, and Illinois to the west.

Born in Springville, Lawrence County, Indiana, Cobb attended Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1851 and commenced practice in Bedford, Indiana. He was commissioned as major of the Indiana Militia in 1852. He moved to Vincennes, Indiana, in 1867. He served as member of the State senate from 1858 until 1866 and as president of the Democratic State convention in 1876. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1876.

Springville, Lawrence County, Indiana Unincorporated community in Indiana, United States

Springville is an unincorporated community in Perry Township, Lawrence County, Indiana.

Indiana University university system, Indiana, U.S.

Indiana University (IU) is a multi-campus public university system in the state of Indiana, United States. Indiana University has a combined student body of more than 110,000 students, which includes approximately 46,000 students enrolled at the Indiana University Bloomington campus.

Bloomington, Indiana City in Indiana, United States

Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. state of Indiana. It is the seventh-largest city in Indiana and the fourth-largest outside the Indianapolis metropolitan area. According to the Monroe County History Center, Bloomington is known as the "Gateway to Scenic Southern Indiana." The city was established in 1818 by a group of settlers from Kentucky, Tennessee, the Carolinas, and Virginia who were so impressed with "a haven of blooms" that they called it Bloomington.

Cobb was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1887). He served as chairman of the Committee on Mileage (Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth Congresses), Committee on Public Lands (Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1886. He resumed the practice of law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits. He died in Vincennes, Indiana, June 23, 1892. He was interred in Old Vincennes Cemetery.

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45th United States Congress

The Forty-fifth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, consisting of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, D.C. from March 4, 1877, to March 4, 1879, during the first two years of Rutherford Hayes's presidency. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Ninth Census of the United States in 1870. The Senate had a Republican majority, and the House had a Democratic majority.

46th United States Congress

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References

The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all present and former members of the United States Congress and its predecessor, the Continental Congress. Also included are Delegates from territories and the District of Columbia and Resident Commissioners from the Philippines and Puerto Rico.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Andrew Humphreys
Member of the  U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 2nd congressional district

1877-1887
Succeeded by
John H. O'Neall