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James Cochran Dobbin

James Cochran Dobbin, American congressman, secretary of the navy. member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from North Carolina 29th Congress, 1845-1847; member North Carolina House of Commons, 1848-1852, speaker, 1850.

Background

  • Dobbin, James Cochran was born on January 17, 1814 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States. Son of John Moore and Anness (Cochran) Dobbin.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the University North Carolina, 1832.

    Career

    • Admitted to North Carolina bar, 1835. Member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from North Carolina 29th Congress, 1845-1847. Member North Carolina House of Commons, 1848-1852, speaker, 1850.

      United States secretary of navy, 1853-1857, noted for enlargement and improvement of navy, inaugurated new retirement system for officers, merit system for promotion, naval apprentice system, provisions for better treatment and terms for seamen.

    Membership

    Member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from North Carolina 29th Congress, 1845-1847. Member North Carolina House of Commons, 1848-1852, speaker, 1850.

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    • Married Louisa Holmes.
    • father: John Moore Dobbin
    • mother: Anness (Cochran) Dobbin
    • spouse: Louisa Holmes.
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    Died August 4, 1857
    (aged 43)
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