Cobb, James A. (James Adlai), 1876-1958

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  • 1899: Received Bachelor of Laws degree from the Howard University.
  • 1900: Received Master of Laws degree from the Howard University. Began law practice in Washington, D.C.
  • 1907: Appointed special assistant to the Department of Justice
  • 1915: Returned to private practice.
  • 1916: Joined the Howard University Law School faculty
  • 1917: Appointed to the Supreme Court of the U.S. on a motion by Robert H. Terrell
  • 1923 - 29 : Served as Vice Dean of the Howard University Law School
  • 1926: Appointed Judge of the Municipal Court for the District of Columbia
  • 1935: Term as Municipal Court Judge expired and he was not
  • 1938: Resigned from the Howard University faculty
  • 1955: Received the Howard University Alumni Achievement Award for distinguished post- graduate Service in the field of law.
  • 1958: October 14, died in Washington, D.C.

James A. Cobb, was a prominent Washington D.C. lawyer.

From the guide to the James Adlai Cobb Papers, 1897-1958, (Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University)

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referencedIn Hayes, George E. C. (George Edward Chalmers), 1894-1968. George E.C. Hayes papers, 1922-1956 (bulk 1947-1956). Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
referencedIn Arthur B. Spingarn Papers, 1850-1970, (bulk 1920-1955) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf James Adlai Cobb Papers, 1897-1958 Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
referencedIn Scott, Emmett J. (Emmett Jay), 1873-1957. Emmett J. Scott collection, 1916-1951. Morgan State University
referencedIn Spingarn, Arthur B. (Arthur Barnett), 1878-1971. Papers, 1850-1967 (bulk 1920-1955). Library of Congress
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Birth 1876

Death 1958



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