Thomas W. Cobb
Thomas Willis Cobb
|United States Senator|
December 6, 1824 – November 7, 1828
|Preceded by||Nicholas Ware|
|Succeeded by||Oliver H. Prince|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Georgia's at-large district
March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1821
|Preceded by||Wilson Lumpkin|
|Succeeded by||Alfred Cuthbert|
March 4, 1823 – December 6, 1824
|Preceded by||New seat|
|Succeeded by||Richard H. Wilde|
Columbia County, Georgia
|Died||February 1, 1830 (aged 45–46)|
Born in Columbia County, Georgia, he pursued preparatory studies, and studied law. He was admitted to the bar and practiced in Lexington, Georgia. He moved to Greensboro and was elected as a Representative to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1817 to March 3, 1821. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Seventeenth Congress, but was elected to the Eighteenth Congress and served from March 4, 1823 to December 6, 1824, when he resigned, having been elected to the U.S. Senate; while a Representative during the Eighteenth Congress, he was chairman of the Committee on Public Expenditures. He was elected to the Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Nicholas Ware and served from December 6, 1824 until his resignation in 1828. He was a judge of the superior court of Georgia, and died in Greensboro in 1830. Cobb County, Georgia is named in his honor and its county seat, Marietta, is named for his wife Mary. He was the cousin of Confederate Generals Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb and Howell Cobb.
- United States Congress. "Thomas W. Cobb (id: C000553)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Cobb, Thomas W. "[Letter] 1821 Apr. 22, Washington [D.C. to] George Troup / Thomas W. Cobb". Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, Digital Library of Georgia. Retrieved 21 February 2018.