Amasa Cobb

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(27 September, 1823 -- 5 July, 1905) Cobb was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician. Born in Crawford County, Ill., Cobb moved to Wisconsin in 1842. Cobb served in the Mexican War and during the Civil War was the colonel of the Fifth Wisconsin Infantry and the Forty-third Wisconsin Infantry. Cobb was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at]

Member of Wisconsin Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Wisconsin Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Wisconsin Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866.

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