James Alexander Cobey, American law educator. Recipient Golden Gavel award National Association Legislation Leaders, 1962, Distinguished Alumnus award Mercersburg Academy, 1982. Justice James A Cobey Day proclaimed by Mayor Los Angeles, 1981. Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946.; Member American Bar Association, Democrat.; Club: Valley Hunt (Pasadena).
Bar: District of Columbia 1939, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1946, California 1947. Attorney review, National Labor Relations Board, Washington, 1938-1939, field, Los Angeles, 1940-1941, 1946. Chief research attorney California Court Appeal, Los Angeles, 1946-1948.
Deputy county counsel Los Angeles County, 1948. Associate C. Ray Robinson, Merced, California, 1949-1960. Partner Cobey & Adams, Merced, 1961-1966.
Professor law Southwestern University, Los Angeles, 1982-1990. Member California State Senate from Merced-Madela Counties, 1955-1966. Associate justice California Court Appeal, Los Angeles, 1966-1981.
District commander American Legion, Merced, 1952. President Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, 1976-1978. Trustee Westridge School, Pasadena, 1972-1982.