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William T. Cobb

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William T. Cobb
William T Cobb.jpg
46th Governor of Maine
In office
January 4, 1905 – January 6, 1909
Preceded byEdwin C. Burleigh
Succeeded byBert M. Fernald
Personal details
BornJuly 23, 1857
Rockland, Maine, U.S.
DiedJuly 24, 1937(1937-07-24) (aged 80)
Rockland, Maine, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materBowdoin College
Harvard Law School
ProfessionLawyer

William Titcomb Cobb (July 23, 1857 - July 24, 1937) was an American politician and the 46th Governor of Maine.

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Biography

William Titcomb Cobb was born in Rockland, Maine on July 23, 1857. He graduated in 1877 from Bowdoin College, where he was admitted to the Zeta Psi fraternity.[1] After completing his graduation, he went to study in Germany. He studied at the Leipzig University and the University of Berlin. After his education in Germany, he returned to the United States and studied law at Harvard Law School. In 1880, he was admitted to the bar. He had a successful legal career.

He was nominated for the governorship of Maine by the Republican party in 1904. He won the general election. He was sworn into governor's office on January 4, 1905. He won the re-election in 1906. During his administration, harsher prohibition laws and economic restructuring was endorsed. Railroad growth was promoted. A meat inspection law and a pure food and drug law were advocated.

Cobb left office on January 6, 1909. He died on July 24, 1937 in Rockland, Maine.

Notes

  1. ^ Baird, William Raymond (1915). Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities, pp.349-355

Sources

  • Sobel, Robert and John Raimo. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978. Greenwood Press, 1988. ISBN 0-313-28093-2
Party political offices
Preceded by
John Fremont Hill
Republican nominee for Governor of Maine
1904, 1906
Succeeded by
Bert M. Fernald
Political offices
Preceded by
John F. Hill
Governor of Maine
1905–1909
Succeeded by
Bert M. Fernald
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