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  Cobb, Howell
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NameHowell Cobb
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Athens, Georgia , United States
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Born September 07, 1815
DiedOctober 09, 1868 (53 years)
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Jan 13, 2015 03:40am
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InfoCOBB, Howell, (nephew of Howell Cobb [1772-1818]), a Representative from Georgia; born at �Cherry Hill,� Jefferson County, Ga., September 7, 1815; moved with his father to Athens, Ga., in childhood; was graduated from Franklin College (then a part of the University of Georgia), at Athens in 1834; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Athens, Ga., in 1836; solicitor general of the western judicial circuit of Georgia 1837-1841; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1851); chairman, Committee on Mileage (Twenty-eighth Congress); Speaker of the House of Representatives (Thirty-first Congress); Governor of Georgia 1851-1853; elected to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); Secretary of the Treasury in the Cabinet of President Buchanan and served from March 6, 1857, to December 10, 1860, when he resigned; chairman of the convention of delegates from the seceded States which assembled in Montgomery, Ala., on February 24, 1861, to form a Confederate Government; appointed a brigadier general in the Confederate Army February 13, 1862, and promoted to major general September 9, 1863; surrendered at Macon, Ga., April 20, 1864; died in New York City October 9, 1868; interment in Oconee Cemetery, Athens, Clarke County, Ga

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RACES
  02/13/1862 Brigadier General - Cobb's Brigade Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  02/04/1861 GA CSA Deputy - Seat B Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/06/1857 Secretary of Treasury Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  02/02/1856 US House Speaker Lost 0.13% (-13.28%)
  10/01/1855 GA District 06 Won 63.78% (+27.55%)
  06/05/1852 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 0.45% (-61.25%)
  10/06/1851 GA Governor Won 59.66% (+19.32%)
  12/22/1849 US House Speaker Won 10.72% (-0.94%)
  10/02/1848 GA District 06 Won 57.73% (+15.45%)
  12/06/1847 US House Speaker Lost 1.54% (-40.77%)
  10/05/1846 GA District 06 Won 59.54% (+19.08%)
  08/07/1844 GA District 06 Won 59.02% (+18.03%)
  10/03/1842 GA At Large Won 6.41% (-0.08%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  01/01/1844 GA At-Large - Special Election Won 0.00% (-46.77%)
  10/02/1843 GA At-Large - Special Election Won 0.00% (-25.72%)
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