George H. Cobb

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George Henry Cobb (born October 10, 1864 in Hounsfield , Jefferson County , New York , † January 1943 ) was an American lawyer and politician ( Republican Party ). He was the son of Elijah Cobb (1833-1934) and Emily (Crandall, Frink) Cobb († 1924).


George Cobb graduated from Potsdam State Normal School in 1886 . He then studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1891. On April 19, 1893 he married Louisa Wenzel († 1938). Cobb served as the Hounsfield City Recorder in 1898 and as District Attorney of Jefferson County between 1899 and 1904 .

He was a member of the New York Senate between 1905 and 1912 . During this time he took part in 1908 as a delegate to the Republican National Convention . In March 1910, after the resignation of Jotham P. Allds , Cobb was elected pro tempore president. In October 1910, Charles Evans Hughes resigned from his post as governor following an appointment to the United States Supreme Court , Horace White succeeded him as lieutenant governor , leaving Cobb as acting lieutenant governor of New York until the end of the year acted.

Cobb was a member of the New York State Motion Picture Censorship Commission until January 1926 .


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