Clinton L. Cobb

Clinton Levering Cobb ( born August 25, 1842 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, † April 30, 1879 ) was an American politician. Between 1869 and 1875 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Clinton Cobb attended the common schools and then studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After a subsequent law degree in 1867 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began in Elizabeth City to work in this profession. He was also engaged in trade.

Cobb was a member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1868, he became the first constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John R. French on March 4, 1869. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1875 three legislative periods. Since 1871 he was chairman of the Committee on the Freedman 's Bureau. In 1874, he was not confirmed.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Clinton Cobb practiced again as a lawyer in Elizabeth City, where he died on April 30, 1879.