Seth Wallace Cobb

Seth Wallace Cobb (* December 5, 1838 in Petersburg, Virginia; † May 22, 1909 in St. Louis, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1891 and 1897 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Seth Cobb attended the public schools of his home. During the Civil War he served 1861-1865 as a Major in the army of the Confederacy. He belonged to the Army of Northern Virginia. In 1867 Seth Cobb came to St. Louis in Missouri, where he spent three years as an employee of a commission merchant for cereals. Since 1870, he ran his own company in this industry. In 1886 he was president of the local Mercantile Exchange. He was also president of the company that built the Merchant's Bridge over the Mississippi River in St. Louis.

Politically, Cobb was a member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1890 he was in the ninth constituency of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Nathan Frank on March 4, 1891. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1897 three legislative periods. Since 1893 he represented there as a successor of David A. De Armond the twelfth district of his state.

1896 Cobb waived on another Congress candidate. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, he took his previous activities in the grain commission trade again. In 1904, he was a vice president of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, the World's Fair in St. Louis. Seth Cobb died on 22 May 1909 in St. Louis, where he was also buried.