Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868

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Dates:
Birth 1815-09-07
Death 1868-10-09

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Howell Cobb (1815-1868), lawyer, politician, Civil War officer and Confederate Government official, born in Jefferson County, Georgia.

From the description of Howell Cobb family papers, 1824-1888. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38478298

Howell Cobb (1815-1868) was born September 7, 1815. He attended the University of Georgia and married Mary Ann Lamar soon after. He was admitted to the bar in 1836. In 1842 he began his political career in the Georgia Congress, followed by his election to the House of Representatives in 1848. One year later, in 1849, Cobb became Speaker of the House. The state of Georgia elected Cobb Governor in 1851, after which he returned to Congress. When Buchanan won the U.S. presidency election, he (as Cobb's close friend) appointed Cobb as the Secretary of the Treasury. Cobb's firm advocacy for secession after the election Abraham Lincoln led him back to Georgia, where he organized the 16th Georgia Regiment, in which he acted as Colonel. In 1863, Cobb accepted a promotion to Major-General. After the Civil War, he opened a law practice and remained in Georgia. He died while on a trip to New York on October 9, 1868.

From the description of Howell Cobb permit, 1860 (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 76804423

Howell Cobb, attorney, United States legislator, and Governor of Georgia, was born 7 September 1815, at Cherry Hill, Jefferson County, Georgia, and died 9 October 1868, while on a visit to New York City. He was elected a United States Representative from Georgia (1841-1849); became Speaker of the House (1849-1851); was elected Governor of Georgia (1851-1853); was re-elected to Congress (1855-1857); became Secretary of the Treasury under Buchanan (1857-1860); served as president of the provisional Confederate Congress (1861); and was a Confederate Army General (1862-1865). After the Civil War he was a practicing lawyer and led efforts to rebuild the Democratic Party in Georgia.

From the description of Howell Cobb papers, 1857-1860. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122654152

U.S. Secretary of Treasury; Confederate General.

From the description of Signature, cut from hotel register : [n.p.], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270899200

From the description of Letter signed : "Treasury Department", to J.S. Black, Attorney General 1857 Sept. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270899196

From the description of Letter signed : "Treasury Department", to J.S. Black, 1857 Mar. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270899195

From the description of Letter signed : "Treasury Department", to J.S. Black, 1858 May 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270899193

From the description of Letter signed : "Treasury Department", to J.S. Black, 1858 July 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270899190

Howell Cobb (1815-1868), lawyer and politician, resided in Athens, Georgia.

From the description of Howell Cobb papers, 1861-1868. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38477262

Howell Cobb (1815-1868), lawyer, politician, Confederate government official, and Civil War officer, married Mary Ann Lamar in 1835. Their children included John Addison, Howell Jr., and Mary Ann (Erwin). The family mainly resided in Athens, Georgia.

From the description of Howell Cobb family papers, 1793-1932 (bulk 1839-1868). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476556

Lawyer, member of the U.S. Congress, member of President Buchanan's cabinet, Confederate major general, and governor of Georgia; from Athens (Clarke Co.), Ga.

From the description of Papers, 1843-1868. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19465547

U.S. Secretary of Treasury and Confederate General.

From the description of Signature cut from hotel register, [1815-1868]?. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904440

Charles M. Conrad was elected to the Thirty-first Congress and served from March 4, 1849 until his resignation on August 17, 1850. He was appointed secretary of war in the cabinet of President Fillmore and served from August 14, 1850 to March 7, 1853.

From the description of Howell Cobb letter, 1850. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 70696915

Governor of Georgia, U.S. representative from Georgia, U.S. secretary of the treasury, and Confederate Army officer.

From the description of Howell Cobb papers, 1848-1857. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453770

Howell Cobb (1815-1868) served two terms as a U.S. Congressman (1843-1851; 1853-1855) and as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1849 to 1851. He was governor of Georgia from 1851 to 1853 and Secretary of the U.S Treasury from 1857 to 1860. During the existence of the Confederate States of America Cobb served as president of the Provisional Confederate Congress and a major general of the Confederate army.

Herschel Vespasian Johnson (1812-1880) served as governor of Georgia from 1853-1856 and was the vice-presidential nominee under Democrat Stephen Douglas in the 1860 presidential election.

From the description of Howell Cobb letters (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 277049998

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