Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Cobb, Seth Wallace

Cobb, Seth Wallace, a Representative from Missouri; born near Petersburg, Southampton County, Va., December 5, 1838; attended the common schools; joined a volunteer company from his native county in 1861 and served throughout the Civil War in the Army of Northern Virginia; moved to St. Louis, Mo., in 1867 and was employed as a clerk in a grain commission house for three years; in 1870 became engaged in the same business on his own account; president of the Merchants’ Exchange in 1886; president of the corporation which built the Merchants’ Bridge across the Mississippi River at St. Louis; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second, Fifty-third, and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1897); was not a candidate for renomination in 1896; resumed the grain commission business in St. Louis; vice president of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at St. Louis in 1904; died in St. Louis, Mo., May 22, 1909; interment in Calvary Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Cobb, Seth Wallace," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.994 Original Sources, accessed August 9, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4M86HE5HFBG42YB.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Cobb, Seth Wallace." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.994, Original Sources. 9 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4M86HE5HFBG42YB.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Cobb, Seth Wallace' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.994. Original Sources, retrieved 9 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4M86HE5HFBG42YB.