Thomas W. Cobb

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Thomas Willis Cobb
United States Senator
from Georgia
In office
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
In office
March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1821
Preceded by Wilson Lumpkin
Succeeded by Alfred Cuthbert
In office
March 4, 1823 – December 6, 1824
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Richard H. Wilde
Personal details
Born 1784
Columbia County, Georgia
Died February 1, 1830 (aged 45–46)
Greensboro, Georgia
Political party Democratic-Republican

Thomas Willis Cobb (1784 – February 1, 1830) was a United States Representative and Senator from Georgia.


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, the county seat of Marietta is named for his wife Mary. Cousin of Generals Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb and Howell Cobb


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Wilson Lumpkin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1821
Succeeded by
Alfred Cuthbert
Preceded by
New seat
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1823 – December 6, 1824
Succeeded by
Richard H. Wilde
United States Senate
Preceded by
Nicholas Ware
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Georgia
Served alongside: John Elliott, John M. Berrien
Succeeded by
Oliver H. Prince