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Andrew Jackson Cobb, American judge. Member State Board of Public Welfare, 1921-1923. Lecturer Young Men’s Christian Association Law School, Atlanta, 1905-1906; member legislative commission on Revision of Procedure in Courts, 1913. Trustee University of Georgia, 1891-1893 and 1915-1921, N. Georgia Agricultural College, 1916-1918, Lucy Cobb Institute, Athens, since 1907(pres board since 1910); Mason.

Background

Cobb, Andrew Jackson was born on April 12, 1857 in Athens, Georgia, United States. Son of Howell and Mary Ann (Lamar) Cobb.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Georgia, 1876. Bachelor of Laws, 1877 (Doctor of Laws, same university, 1921).

Career

In practice at Athens, Georgia, from 1877. Professor law, University of Georgia, 1884-1893. Dean Atlanta Law School, 1893-1898, city attorney, Athens, 1887-1891.

Member board education, 1886-1889 (president 1889). Associate Justice Supreme Court, Georgia, 1896-1907 (presiding justice, 1905-1907). Resigned; resumed practice of law at Athens, 1908-1917.

Judge Superior Court, for Western Circuit of Georgia, 1917-1921. Professor of law, University of Georgia, since 1921. Practiced at Athens. since 1921.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author of the Athens, Georgia, Dispensary law, first legally established dispensary for sale of liquors in United States.

Membership

Member State Board of Public Welfare, 1921-1923. Lecturer Young Men’s Christian Association Law School, Atlanta, 1905-1906. Member legislative commission on Revision of Procedure in Courts, 1913.

Trustee University of Georgia, 1891-1893 and 1915-1921, N. Georgia Agricultural College, 1916-1918, Lucy Cobb Institute, Athens, since 1907(pres board since 1910).

Connections

Married Starkie Campbell, March 3, 1880 (died 1901).

father:
Howell Cobb

mother:
Mary Ann (Lamar) Cobb

spouse:
Starkie Campbell