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James Alexander Cobey

law educator

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).

Background

Cobey, James Alexander was born on October 3, 1913 in Frostburg, Maryland, United States. Son of James Carpinter and Elizabeth Kownslar (Earle) C.

Education

Graduate School Business Administration, 1938.

Career

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.

Membership

Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member American Bar Association, Democrat. Club: Valley Hunt (Pasadena).

Connections

Children– Hope Batey, Christopher E., Lisa.

father:
James Carpinter Cobey

mother:
Elizabeth Kownslar (Earle) Cobey

children:
Hope Batey Cobey

Christopher E. Cobey

Lisa Cobey