Thomas R. Cobb

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

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Born in Springville, Lawrence County, Indiana, Cobb attended Indiana University Bloomington. 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.

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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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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