Biography of Wendell H. Cobb
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Cobb, Wendell Hamlin, attorney at law, was born in Sandwich, Mass., October 10, 1838, a son of Rev. Asahel and Helen Maria (Hamlin) Cobb. He received his early education in the common schools, attended Paul Wing's Academy, Spring Hill, Sandwich and Phillips Academy at Andover, Mass., where he prepared for college. He entered DaFtmouth in 1857 and was graduated A. B. with the class of 1861; in the same year he began his legal studies in the office of Stone & Crapo in New Bedford, was admitted to the Bristol bar in June, 1865, and has ever since been in active practice in New Bedford. Mr. Cobb has been largely engaged before the Court of Commissioners in the prosecution of Alabama and French Spoliation claims at Washington, D. C. He has held the office of city solicitor two years; was alderman from 1885 to 1888, and again in 1891; and has served on the School Committee several years. He was a partner in the law firm of Marston & Crapo until they dissolved, and later became a member of the firm of Marston & Cobb. On February 19,1872, Mr. Cobb married Isabel F., daughter of T. Ruggles and Maria B. Cushman of New Bedford.

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Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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